When you've lived in the UK for more than a decade, it's normal to want to stay here permanently. Unfortunately, the British government has made it difficult for migrants to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain, especially those applying under the long residence route. That's where our experts come in. With an in-depth understanding of ILR requirements, we're here to ensure you meet all requirements and have the highest chance of approval possible. We'll help you achieve long-term residence UK in an easy, stress-free way.
At A Y & J Solicitors in London, we’ve helped countless clients submit a successful long residence application. We understand your desire to remain in the UK and have spent years ensuring the applications completed on behalf of our clients meet all ILR requirements. Our lawyers will provide you with the guidance and answers you're looking for, so you can stay in the UK for as long as you wish.
We are specialists in immigration law and have supported more than 4,000 business owners and professionals around the globe to successfully navigate the UK system. We work quickly, always responding to any queries within 24 working hours. And we work closely with the Home Office to pre-empt issues before they jeopardise sponsorship applications or breach compliance. We manage all United Kingdom immigration matters, including visa applications under the new points-based immigration system, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), Spouse Visas, nationality and more. We also handle complex cases of appeal, administrative reviews, judicial reviews and the many immigration challenges involving European Union law and human rights.
A Y & J Solicitors has more than 1,200 positive client reviews across Google and Trustpilot and is listed in The Legal top 500 best UK law firms, so you can rest assured your immigration challenges are in safe hands when you take these three simple steps:
"Good service 👍"
"Very helpful and efficient team, the fees are a significant investment but I couldn't have done the process without them. I recommend allowing 2-3 months for applications to avoid extra fees, but I was on a very tight timeline and the team was able to wrap up everything very quickly. Really grateful for all their hard work."
"I have used A Y & J Solicitors twice now to deal with spouse visa applications. They are highly professional and each time got excellent service. Recently, Nagina Hanif helped out with our application and she was very thorough and diligent in getting all the paperwork done and kept us posted through out the process. I know A Y & J solicitors fees might be bit on the higher end when compared to others, but I think this represents the quality of service you get in return. Before signing on A Y & J solicitors, I looked at few other options few years ago but our first application, when it came to renewal time I simply went with them as I knew they were highly reliable. I would highly recommend them!"
"Fabulous assistance from start to finish. They really made my visa application a smooth experience."
"Great Team, appreciate on time support and highly professional. I would recommend AY & J Solicitors."
"Competent and reachable."
To successfully apply for ILR under the long residence route, you must meet the following criteria:
If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria, you may be able to extend your leave. Our expert immigration lawyers can assist you with exploring options.
Note: ILR status can be revoked if you live outside the UK for more than two years.
To apply for ILR under the long residence route, you need to fill in Form SET(LR) and send it to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), along with the required supporting documents listed below and your biometric information.
Applications for ILR are made online. It is important to ensure all information in your application is accurate and applicable to your case. You must pay a fee to apply, and you do not get a refund if you are refused. Common reasons for refusal include:
Our lawyers will assist you with your ILR application, advising you from beginning to end. We can include a strong cover letter (i.e. Legal Representation) with your application highlighting the merits of your case and any special circumstances that need to be addressed. This can greatly enhance your chance of having your Indefinite Leave to Remain UK 10 Years application approved.
You will need to provide the following documents when applying for ILR (Note: This is not an exhaustive list):
Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Reach out to us to learn more about your long residence requirements.
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. You can also leave the UK without the fear of not being allowed to return.
Our lawyers are very familiar with the application for this route and have successfully helped many grateful clients navigate the process. From the initial consultation, until you receive a decision on your application, we’ll make the process easy and hassle-free.
ILR refusals can be devastating. Our expert team can move swiftly to advise you on the options available when your application is refused. Options include resubmitting your ILR application, applying for Judicial Review, or launching a potential appeal. We will advise you on the best steps to take depending on your specific circumstances.
To be eligible for indefinite leave to remain long residence, you must meet the continuous residency requirements. This means that you cannot have been outside the UK for more than 540 days in the last 10 years (or 180 days in any single absence) There are exceptions to this rule in certain circumstances, but you should be careful and diligent in explaining your absences from the UK. Our lawyers can help with this. Learn more here.
You can apply to extend your leave by filling in the form FLR(LR). You may receive notice within eight weeks as to whether or not your application has been successful. UKVI can also contact you if there are complexities surrounding your application, for example, if they require you to attend an interview. If you are called in for an interview, our team will assist you with preparing for the event by running through the questions you are likely to be asked by immigration officials.
At A Y & J Solicitors, our team has an in-depth understanding of ILR requirements and achieves an incredibly high success rate for our clients. In each case, we provide clients with excellent customer service and a transparent fee structure with no hidden charges or extra costs. We offer caring service throughout the entire process, from your initial consultation until your indefinite leave to remain decision.
We can accommodate our clients in a variety of ways, including in-house consultations at our central London office or online/telephone/Skype meetings. Our lawyers also know a handful of international languages, including Hindi & Gujarati, Romanian, Albanian and Italian.
Sponsorship duties of UK care service providers and UK IT Companies
How can a student switch Immigration status in the UK towards Permanent Residency?
UK Spouse visa - FAQ | Reply to questions about UK Spouse visa
UK Sponsor Licence - FAQs
UK Visit Visa FAQs | UK Immigration
UK Self-Sponsorship Route - Your Questions Answered
Navigating UK Employer Sponsorship for Moving Employees & Family | Sponsor Licence FAQ
Sponsor Licence Your Questions Answered
Skilled Worker Visa | Your Question Answered (Part 1)