Mr X had been living in the UK for almost 10 years, first entering as a Tier 4 (General) student. Having completed his degree, he secured sponsorship as a Tier 2 (General) migrant and made two further leave to remain applications under the category.
Mr X was aware that he could probably apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) on the basis of his residence as a work visa holder, but he was not sure of all the requirements or exactly when he was eligible to submit his ILR application,
Mr X approached A Y & J Solicitors to help with assessing his circumstances and for support with processing his ILR application, if eligible.
A Y & J Solicitors’ team of UK immigration lawyers reviewed Mr X’s visa and immigration history in order to establish the start and end of his 5-year qualifying period. It turned out that Mr X’s earliest application date had already passed therefore he could apply at any time, provided he passed the Life in the UK test – which was great news for Mr X.
With careful attention to detail, A Y &J Solicitors prepared Mr X’s SET(O) online application form and provided comprehensive guidance on the process and options for expediting the application through the priority services.
A Y & J Solicitors provided a checklist of documents and relevant templates so that it took minimal effort on Mr X’s part to gather the paperwork. Mr X passed his Life in the UK test, first time, and provided all the other necessary information as guided by his caseworker.
A Y & J prepared the application pack with care and delivered support with securing a suitable UKVCAS appointment, and preparing for the appointment.
Having received his approval, A Y & J Solicitors advised on the validity dates of Mr X’s biometric residence permit and provided a high-level overview of how to prepare for Naturalisation, as the natural next step.
Mr X’s Indefinite Leave to Remain application was approved well within the stated service standards and Mr X is looking forward to working with us againon his Naturalisation application, in the future.