Obtain Settlement Visa in UK

Updated on Thursday 25th May 2017

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If you have decided to live and settle in the UK, you might want to consider the conditions for a settlement visa in the country. This important visa allows any individual from overseas to legally stay in the UK, without restrictions in this matter. It is also known as the indefinite leave to remain (IRL). If you need details in this matter, we recommend you ask our immigration solicitors in London. Our team has a vast experience in visa matters for immigrants who want to enter the UK.

Conditions to obtain ILR in the UK

Persons married to British citizens have the chance to obtain the settlement visa in the UK. Moreover, individuals with a work visa in the UK and who are in the country for more than three years can apply for indefinite leave to remain. Besides that, citizens who enter the following categories may apply for a settlement visa in the UK:

•    persons with ancestry visa;
•    individuals who are involved in the 10-year private life settlement route in the UK;
•    citizens who lived in the UK before and left the country for no more than two years;
•    individuals with retirement visa for the UK.

Once you have agreed on settling in the UK and apply for a visa in this matter, we remind that you need to pass the “Life in the UK” test, besides the English language test. Comprehensive information on this matter can be obtained from our UK immigration lawyer.

Settlement for refugees in the UK 

Persons who benefit from humanitarian protection or who have the refugee status can apply for a settlement visa in the UK. Also, they can include the family members, children or dependants. A refugee needs to make proof he/she has been living in the UK for the past five years, in order to receive the settlement visa. One should know that persons registered with a criminal record, whether in the home country or in the UK, cannot apply for indefinite leave to remain, as such requests will be definitely denied.

Our team of immigration solicitors in the UK are able to provide you with complete and necessary information about how to apply for a settlement visa in the UK, so please feel free to contact us at any time.


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