UK Permanent Residence

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    Apply For UK Permanent Residence

    Here’s a breakdown of applying for Permanent Residence (PR) in the UK, also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR):

    Eligibility:

    There are a few routes to qualify for UK permanent residence, depending on your current immigration status:

    • Settled Status (if applicable): If you were a resident in the UK before the end of the Brexit transition period (December 31, 2020) with valid EU settled or pre-settled status, you can apply for permanent residence after living in the UK for a continuous period of 5 years.
    • Work Visa Route: If you hold a valid Tier 2 (General) work visa for a minimum of 5 years and meet the salary requirement (currently £25,600 per year unless you work in a shortage occupation), you may be eligible for ILR. Your employer will likely need to sponsor you.
    • Other Routes: There are other routes based on family ties (spouse/partner of a British citizen), investment, or ancestry. Check the UK government website for details.

    General Requirements:

    • Meet the residence requirement: This depends on your immigration route (typically 5 years of continuous lawful residence in the UK).
    • Pass the Life in the UK test: This computer-based test assesses your knowledge of British life, values, and customs. Exemptions may apply in some cases.
    • Meet the English language requirement: You’ll need to demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency through an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). Exemptions may apply in some cases.
    • Maintain good character: No unspent criminal convictions.
    • Financial requirements: Depending on your route, you may need to meet a minimum income threshold.

    The Process:

    1. Check Your Eligibility: Use the UK government’s online tool to confirm your eligibility for ILR based on your circumstances:  Order Permanent Residence
    2. Gather Required Documents: Collect documents like your passport, current visa, proof of address, proof of income, and results of the Life in the UK test and English language test (if applicable).
    3. Apply Online: Submit your online application through the UK government portal, paying the application fee.
    4. Biometric Appointment: Attend an appointment at a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) center to provide fingerprints and a photograph.
    5. Decision and Outcome: The Home Office will process your application. You might be called for an interview. Processing times can vary.
    6. Granting of ILR: If successful, you’ll receive notification and a confirmation letter (biometric residence card) proving your permanent residence status.

    Additional Information:

    • Costs: Expect to pay application fees, Life in the UK test fees, English language test fees (if applicable), and potentially fees for biometric enrolment.

    • Processing Times: Processing times can vary depending on your application’s complexity and workload at the Home Office.

    • Resources:

      • Check if you can get indefinite leave to remain:
      • Live permanently in the UK:

    Important Notes:

    • This is a general overview. Eligibility requirements, fees, and processing times can change. Always check the official UK government website for the most up-to-date information.
    • Consider seeking professional guidance from an immigration consultant or lawyer familiar with UK immigration processes, especially for complex situations. Obtain Permanent Residence
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