Indefinite leave to remain

Indefinite leave to remain is a major stepping stone on the path to British citizenship. It grants the holder a right to live and work in the UK with no time limit imposed on their stay. As such, indefinite leave to remain provides a level of security for anyone born overseas who wishes to make the UK their home for the long term. Take a step closer to citizenship with the help of Abinelle Solicitors.

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Applying for your visa

The application process for indefinite leave to remain depends on the length of time you have been resident in the UK. Due to the nature of the form you need to complete, it can often help to have professional advice from an expert in the area, and that's where Abinelle Solicitors come in. Call us today to discuss your situation. We'll be happy to make you an appointment. 

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Requirements for indefinite leave to remain

The requirements for indefinite leave to remain can vary, dependent on your specific circumstances. Generally, they include:

  • Having been living lawfully in the UK for a certain period of time

  • Strict adherence to immigration laws during your say, and no criminal record

  • No more than 180 days spent outside the UK in any 12 months during the qualifying period

  • Passing the Life in the UK test, demonstrating a knowledge of British culture, history and traditions

  • Meeting the B1 level of English, set out by the Common European Framework of Languages


For further details, please contact Abinelle Solicitors in London.

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