If you stay in the UK lawfully and continuously for 10 years, you will be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) under Paragraph 276A of Immigration Rules. It is very important to understand and follow the rules particularly to avoid failing to meet the continuous residence requirement. There are instances of clients not being aware of continuous residence rule and thereby has ignored his chances of getting ILR. For example, you are allowed to be outside of the UK for a maximum period of 180 days provided that during your departure from and entry into the UK, you had valid leave.
It is very important for someone who aims at 10 years long residence ILR, that he does not breach any Immigration Rules. The only breach is disregarded if you have good reasons to be over stayer by 14 days as per Paragraph 39E of Immigration Rules provided that this overstaying period has ended after 24 November 2016. If however overstaying period ended before 24 June 2016, a maximum of 28 days would be disregarded.
There is no need to meet financial requirements as it is the case in 5 years partner route under Appendix FM. It is very important to calculate your absences which cannot be more than 540 days in the whole 10 years. You will have to pass Life in the UK Test and a B1 of CEFR in your English language test.
The ILR application is made online and the fee is £2389. You will not have to pay for the health surcharge which you have paid during your leave to remain applications. You can avail of the opportunity of super-priority service by paying an additional fee of £800 if you wish to get the result by the end of the day.
There are certain things to be remembered when making an ILR application. This is supposed to be the last application under Immigration Rules and your success in ILR application shall remove immigration control over you. You will then be entitled to have access to most benefits similar to the entitlement of a British citizen. In this last application under Immigration Rules, stricter scrutiny is, therefore, no wonder and consequently, Immigration practitioners take extra precautions in ILR applications so that you succeed without any trouble.
In Immigration 2 UK, we shall process your application error-free and make sure your application succeeds without any difficulty. You can contact us by email, WhatsApp, or Skype. We are very much considerate about the client’s situation and therefore it is our policy to extend professional help with utmost empathy.