Right Immigration Advice for Successful settlement Application after 10-year Residence
Mr A has been in the UK for more than five years as a work permit holder and Tier 2 General migrant. He came to us two weeks before his leave to remain was due to expire, wishing to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. As a Tier 2 General migrant with an annual earning of less than £35,000, he thought he would be exempt from the minimum earnings threshold as he was previously a work permit holder. However, assessment of this matter with our up-to-date immigration knowledge determined he would not be exempt from the minimum earnings threshold due to the circumstances of his immigration history. Using this criterion, he was not eligible for settlement under Tier 2 General.
A Y & J Solicitors Find Expert Solution When Client Doesn’t Qualify for 5-Year ILR
During our review of his immigration history, we determined that Mr A had an alternative option—applying for Long Residence on the basis of 10-year lawful continuous residency in the UK. We advised Mr A to make a settlement application on the basis of Long Residence in the UK and he instructed us to proceed with representing him and preparing his application.
Expired Passport Issue Resolved with Creative Solution in Settlement (ILR) Application
Another challenge for Mr A was that his passport had already expired and he could not provide a valid passport as his identity document to support this application. There was no way he could have his passport renewed in time as his leave to remain was due to expire.
Upon fact-finding, we advised Mr A to use an alternate valid identity document, and we had the identity document translated by a certified translator in time for his application.
We also instructed Mr A regarding the specifics of all required documents for the settlement application. We represented his settlement application with Home Office and the alternate identity document was accepted as a valid document.
Right Advice lead to Successful Indefinite Leave to Remain Application
Despite the challenges, Mr A’s settlement application was successful. Had he not sought professional advice from A Y & J Solicitors on his settlement application, he would have made a settlement application as a Tier 2 General migrant which could have been refused, and he would have become an overstayer with limited options. At A Y & J Solicitors we take time and care to find the best solution for each client. We’re always here to help.