Permanent Residence!

Married/ Civil Partners:

If you have spent 5 years in the UK on Family visa, you would be eligible to apply for permanent residence. 

You would need to pass Life in the UK test and meet the English language and minimum income requirement. 

Once you have been granted ILR, you can apply for ‘naturalisation’ straight after.

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Tier 2 General:

You could be eligible to apply for ILR, if you have spent 5 years under Tier 2 General category (provided you meet the income criteria, still in the employment and your employer is supporting the application)

10 year legal in UK

If you have been living in the UK, lawfully for at least 10 continuous years, you might be able to apply for ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain). You should not be outside the UK for more than 540 days in total and more than 180 days at any one occassion.

You can be in the UK in one visa category or a combination of different visa categories. 

You will need to meet ‘Life in the UK Test’ and minimum English language requirements.

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FAQ!

Can I apply for ILR, if my marriage is broken

You might be able to apply for ILR (Permanent Residence) if you are no longer living with your partner, provided you have been the victim of Domestic Violence.

Can I still apply for ILR, if my partner has died

You may be eligible to apply for ILR, if your partner has died. You do not have to wait until your current visa expires. Your current leave to remain in the UK must be based on being their partner (Family Visa)

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