This route is for applicants looking to settle in the UK on the basis of continuous and lawful 10 years long residence attained in a single or combination of different immigration routes.
In order to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain under the Long Residence route, the applicant would normally need to satisfy the below requirements.
Home Office will also consider other factors such as your age, personal history, relations in the UK etc as part of suitability checks for ILR on the grounds of public interest reasons. Home Office has a discretion to grant long residence applications where the applicant has absences in excess of 540 days in total or a single absence of more than six months due to exceptional or compelling reasons.
The continuous lawful residence will be deemed as met if the applicant has fulfilled the following conditions.
If the application is refused, the applicants may challenge the decision by making an appeal to First-Tier tribunal if appeal rights are granted or if not, challenge the decision by the way of a Judicial Review.
Our Immigration lawyers at City Legal have immense experience in assisting clients on Settlement under the ong residence route and have dealt with many complicated cases of absences and those with discretionary reasons. We are a multi award winning law firm and pride ourselves in being approachable, innovative and always going that extra mile to make sure our clients receive the individual attention they deserve. Our Immigration team maintains a high reputation and is committed to provide clear, transparent and reliable advice to our clients.