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Indefinite Leave To Remain Solicitors

If you want to make the UK your permanent home, our Indefinite Leave to Remain solicitors at Birmingham Immigration Lawyers can guide you through the complex ILR application process and help you achieve your goal.

To learn more about the Indefinite Leave to Remain process and how we can help you successfully apply, speak to one of our lawyers at 0121 667 6530. We can assist you by phone, online, or in person.

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    Is It Difficult To Obtain ILR in the UK?

    Obtaining Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), also known as settlement, is a significant milestone. It grants you the right to live in the UK without visa restrictions and paves the way for British citizenship.

    The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) adheres to strict guidelines for all visa applications, including ILR. The process requires extensive documentation, and it can be overwhelming to gather evidence of your eligibility and present it clearly, especially if you are unfamiliar with UK immigration rules and processes.

    Even a single error or a missing document can result in delays or rejection. This can be particularly frustrating after years of planning to settle in the UK.

    However, the UKVI will have no reason to reject your application if it is well-prepared and meets the immigration requirements. That’s why it’s essential to work with an immigration lawyer who can help you demonstrate your eligibility and prepare your application correctly.

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    Do You Need a Solicitor to Help You With ILR?

    Although you can apply for settlement yourself, the benefits of working with an experienced immigration solicitor are vast.

    Immigration lawyers have a deep understanding of UK immigration law and experience handling ILR applications. They can help you navigate the entire process, from assessing your eligibility to gathering evidence and completing the application. This saves you time, ensures you meet all requirements, and improves your chances of a successful outcome.

    Also, a solicitor can be your trusted advisor, answering your questions, addressing your concerns, and ensuring you feel confident and well-informed about the process. If your application faces any challenges or requires you to deal with the Home Office, a lawyer can provide expert representation and advocate on your behalf.

    Are Indefinite Leave To Remain Solicitors Expensive?

    The cost of hiring a solicitor will vary depending on personal circumstances, the specific Indefinite Leave to Remain visa route you’re applying under, and the case’s complexity.

    For instance, if you are applying to settle through the long residence route, you might need to present more documentation than if you were applying as a UK national’s spouse, which will influence your legal fees.

    Other cost-impacting factors include whether you’ve had a criminal conviction, breached any immigration laws, or have family members applying with you.

    Furthermore, if you require ongoing legal support during the application process or potential appeals, these can also influence the cost.

    At Birmingham Immigration Lawyers, we offer competitive pricing structures for our ILR services. Contact us at 0121 667 6530 to discuss your needs and receive a personalised quote.

    How Much Does UK ILR Cost?

    The indefinite leave to remain application fee is £2,885 per applicant. Other associated costs include payment for the English language and Life in the UK tests and legal fees.

    Furthermore, you must pay £19.20 to enrol your biometric information. You may also pay a service charge at the visa application centre or the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) service point where you submit your biometrics.

    How Long Does it Take for ILR to be Approved?

    You can expect a decision on your application within six months.

    If you prefer a faster processing time, you can take advantage of the priority or super-priority service and receive a decision within five and two working days, respectively. Note that you must pay additional processing fees for these services.

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      How Our ILR Solicitors in Birmingham Can Help You

      When you contact us, we’ll provide you with a dedicated ILR solicitor. Your solicitor will assist you and be your point of contact through every stage of the immigration process. You will also have access to many services designed to help you achieve your goal of settling in the UK.

      Advice Sessions

      During your initial consultation, your dedicated lawyer will assess your eligibility for ILR and consider factors such as your

      • Current visa category and immigration status
      • Length of stay in the UK
      • Financial status
      • Family life
      • Immigration history.

      We’ll also consider any exceptional circumstances you may have and recommend the most suitable route for your application. Our lawyers will guide you on meeting the English language and Life in the UK test requirements. We’ll also answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have.

      Document Preparation

      We will assist you in gathering all the necessary documents to support your application. These documents include your Biometric Residence Permit, bank statements, and police clearance certificate.

      Our immigration team will also help you provide compelling evidence that you haven’t lived outside the UK for long periods within the last five years and are well-integrated with British culture.

      Application Submission

      There are over five kinds of Indefinite Leave to Remain application forms, each tailored to specific circumstances. We’ll guide you through completing the appropriate application form and ensure you do so accurately. That way, you can minimise the risk of errors or delays.

      You must pay an application fee as part of the submission process, and we will ensure you meet this requirement. We will also prepare a letter of representation to the Home Office on your behalf to strengthen your case.

      Appeal Services

      If your Indefinite Leave to Remain application was refused, our UK immigration solicitors can help you overturn the decision with an extensive judicial review and appeal services. We will advise you on your options, act fast to beat any deadlines and prepare and deliver a compelling argument on your behalf.

      We will continuously and tirelessly liaise with the Home Office to deliver a successful outcome on your case.

      Our lawyers can help with Indefinite Leave to Remain applications for all UK visa categories and immigration statuses and ensure you have peace of mind throughout the process. Call 0121 667 6530 to speak to an immigration solicitor about settling in the UK.

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      Fast Track Package

      Premium application service that ensures your visa application is submitted to meet your deadline.

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      Ensure you have the greatest chance of a successful appeal. We will represent you in any case.

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      The Advice Package

      During this untimed Advice Session with our professional immigration lawyers in London, you will receive our comprehensive advice, completely tailored to your needs and your situation.

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        The Application Package

        With our Application Package, your dedicated immigration lawyer will advise you on your application process and eligibility. Your caseworker will then complete and submit your forms to the Home Office on your behalf.

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          The Fast Track Package

          Our Fast-Track Application Package is a premium service for those who need to submit their application in time with their deadlines. Your case will become a top priority for our lawyers and you will benefit from our highest-quality services.

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            The Appeal Package

            By choosing our Appeal Package, you can rely on our lawyers’ legal knowledge and experience to ensure you have the highest chance of a successful appeal. We will also fully represent you in any hearings/tribunals.

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                Frequently Asked Questions

                The visa categories that can lead to settlement, or ILR, include the following:

                • Skilled Worker Visa
                • Scale Up Worker Visa
                • Innovator Founder Visa
                • Global Talent Visa
                • UK Ancestry Visa
                • International Sportsperson Visa
                • Minister of Religion Visa
                • Representative of an Overseas Business  Visa
                • Family Visas.

                You can also apply for ILR if you’ve lived in the UK based on your private life or for ten continuous years (long residence).

                You can only get a British passport after becoming a British citizen. To apply for citizenship and get your passport, you must have lived in the UK under ILR status for at least 12 months.

                However, if you are the spouse of a UK national, you can apply as soon as you attain settled status.