Settlement in the UK offers numerous advantages, including the ability to live and work in the UK without immigration restrictions. It also offers the opportunity to eventually apply for British citizenship. There are several routes through which a person can obtain settlement in the UK. These routes include Indefinite Leave to Remain, the Returning Resident application, and Long residence ILR.
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) is a type of settlement status granted to individuals who have lived in the UK for a certain period and meet specific eligibility requirements. To be eligible for ILR, an individual must have lived in the UK for at least five years (in most cases), demonstrated good character, and met the English language requirements. Once an individual has the status of ILR, they can live and work in the UK without immigration restrictions.
The Returning Resident application is a route to settlement available to individuals who have previously held ILR and have been outside the UK for more than two years. To be eligible for a Returning Resident visa, an individual must demonstrate that they had a valid reason for leaving the UK and that they intend to return to live in the UK permanently.
Long residence ILR is a route to settlement available to individuals who have lived in the UK for a certain period and do not qualify for ILR through other routes. To be eligible for Long Residence ILR, an individual must have lived in the UK continuously for at least ten years, demonstrated good character, and met the English language requirements.
Why use Breytenbachs for your Settlement Application?
Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants is a Level 3 OISC immigration agency. By using Breytenbachs, you dramatically increase the chances of success when applying for your settlement in the UK. The OISC requires us to meet high standards of professionalism and ethical conduct. A Breytenbachs immigration consultant can guide and support you through the application process. Our guidance will ensure that you meet all the requirements, increasing your chance of success.
Contact us today to proceed with your settlement application.