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Please note, the information provided herewith is correct as of the date of the publication of this video and You must contact a lawyer to seek specific, precise guidance in relation to the ILR application.
This video is about a general overview of the ILR Requirements.
ILR stands for Indefinite Leave to Remain. It is also referred to as ‘settlement’ or ‘permanent residency’. Once you hold the ILR status, you can live and normally work anywhere in the UK without restriction.
One of the requirement for ILR status is the length of time you have lived in the UK. This time varies, depending on your visa category.
For most Visa categories, you could apply for ILR after living in the UK for 5 years. This includes but not limited to Tier 1, Tier 2 and ancestry visa.
Refugees, spouses and legal partners of those settled in the UK, and those with legal access rights to a child in the UK can also apply for ILR after 5 years of residency.
If you are a Tier 1 Investor with a 5 Million pounds investment, you could qualify for ILR in just need 3 years, and for a 10 m pounds investment you could qualify for ILR in just 2 years. That’s quite quick and useful.
If you are a Tier 1 Entrepreneur and have created at least 10 new full-time jobs for at least 12 months, you could apply for ILR after 3 years in the UK.
In addition to the residence requirements there are some further criteria to qualify for ILR status.
You must show proficiency in the English language and pass a Life in the UK test.
You should also have maintained continuous lawful residence.
You should not have any criminal conviction.
For most people within the Tier 2 category, the minimum annual income to claim ILR is now 35,000 pounds or more.
A very important aspect to avoid is Tax Deception. You must ensure that the income you relied or noted in your application matches the income reported to HMRC. Failure to do this may result in a claim of Tax Deception against you, and a possible visa application refusal.
The requirements for ILR are varied based on the category of Visa you hold.
You must ensure you meet all requirements before you apply for ILR.
We have dealt with great number of ILR application and we can certainly help you if you require any assistance or information.
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