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What is an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)?

An Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application under the Long Residency route can be made if you have been living legally in the UK for at least 10 continuous years.

Unfortunately, from arbitrarily refusing applicants due to a historical mistake on their tax form, to turning down applications which contain the simplest error, it has become increasingly challenging for those who dream of settlement in the UK to achieve it.

What You Could Do Right Now

At A Y & J Solicitors, our team have an in-depth understanding of ILR requirements, and in particular when tax declaration is involved and we achieve an incredibly high success rate for our clients. By instructing us, you can be confident that your application will be managed with high professionalism, knowledge and care. Our lawyers know where to look for pitfalls in your application and how to solve these ensuring that you succeed on your application.

What Are the Benefits of Indefinite Leave to Remain Visa?

The Indefinite Leave to Remain provides you and your family the opportunity to advance your secure status in the UK. Those with ILR can live and work in the UK, free from visa restrictions and eventually secure British citizenship. You can also leave the UK without the fear of not being allowed to return.

What Are the Requirements for Securing Indefinite Leave to Remain – Long Residency?

To successfully apply for ILR under the long residency route, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have lived in the UK lawfully continuous for at least ten years
  • Kept to the terms of your previous visas
  • Show proof of your English language proficiency:
    • Nationality from an English-speaking country
    • OR

    • An accepted English language degree
    • OR

    • Successfully passing an accredited English language test
  • Pass the ‘Life in the UK’ test
  • Meet the ‘continuous residency’ requirements

If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria, you may be able to extend your leave subject to the rules in place at the time. Our immigration lawyers can assist you with exploring options. It is important to note that you can lose your ILR status if you reside outside the UK for more than two years.

Why Choose A Y & J Solicitors for Your Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR)?

Our lawyers are familiar with the application process for this route and have successfully helped many grateful clients navigate through the process. From the initial consultation until you receive a decision on your application, we are ready to help and make the process positive and hassle-free. Having the correct guidance in place at the time of applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain increases the chance of success.

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What our clients say

From the first phone call, all the way through to subsequent meetings, A Y & J showed a high level of professionalism. We commend you for working tirelessly on our case. You did a great job in representing us and we will definitely recommend your firm to others. A big Thank you to Yash, Diana and the entire team for their assistance and support.


My experience with A Y & J Solicitors was really good. Very detailed and knowledgeable. All my questions were answered on time. They are very approachable and friendly. I would highly recommend them – it may be very simple query or a very complex case you can trust them.


A Y & J solicitors are highly professional and experienced solicitors, especially Yash and Diana who look after my application in a very professional manner and provide me accurate advise step by step. Highly recommended solicitor excellent and professional job. Thanks you so much to Yash and team


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All new clients receive a free case evaluation with our team to help them understand their legal issues and to determine whether we are right for each other.

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During the consultation the client and lawyer develop a roadmap for the success resolution of the case.

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The client case is handled with an extreme focus on the client's needs and how to most effectively and efficiently meet those needs and goals for the case.

Our Team

We have a dedicated team ready to work with you in achieving your entry in the United Kingdom.
We know that time is critical for our clients, and we address this need with prompt and efficient service. With each case we prepare to win, and we take the effort needed to accomplish this.

Yash Dubal
Yash DubalDirector

Yash Dubal is a Director of A Y & J Solicitors. He is a Senior Immigration Caseworker specialising in both private and corporate UK immigration matters.

Diana Elena
Diana Elena TodiricaSenior Immigration Caseworker

As a Senior Immigration Caseworker and an immigrant from Romania, Diana appreciates the difficulties facing clients who receive her advice.

Parvez Khan
Parvez KhanSenior Immigration Solicitor

He takes a friendly and professional approach to working with clients to achieve the constructive outcome.

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