PERSONAL IMMIGRATION LAW
discretionary leave to remain spouse visa
Indefinite Leave to Remain Settlement is a great option if you are married or have been in a civil partnership with someone who is settled in the UK. This visa allows you to remain in the UK temporarily, usually for up to five years. After this period has passed, you will need to apply for Discretionary Leave to Remain (DLR), a route of immigration which grants an extension of stay without granting permanent residency rights. If your application for DLR is successful, you can then apply for settlement after having lived in the UK continuously as a DLR holder for at least 5 years. This means that upon approval of your settlement application, you can live and work permanently in the UK as an indefinite leave to remain (ILR) holder.
Indefinite Leave to Remain / Settlement can be one of the final steps in your immigration journey and can be the last stage before you obtain a British passport and are recognised as a citizen of this country. It is essential that this stage of your immigration journey is properly handled to avoid wasting the effort and time that you have put in over the years.
SMA Solicitors can assist with all types of settlement applications including but not limited to:
- SET (M) – An application for ILR based on being the spouse, parent or child of a person who is present and settled in the United Kingdom;
- SET (LR) – This application is made by individuals who have accrued 10 years of lawful residence in the United Kingdom under paragraph 276B of the Immigration Rules;
- SET (P) – Applications for ILR based on having been recognised as a refugee or granted humanitarian protection for a period of 5 years;
- SET (O) – These are applications for ILR for “other” reasons not covered by the above forms and include settlement applications on exceptional circumstances or the Points-Based System (PBS).
With the help of an immigration solicitor, you can ensure that your application for Indefinite Leave to Remain Settlement is processed quickly and efficiently. Our team of highly knowledgeable professionals will work with you to make sure all of the necessary documents are filed on time and correctly, as well as assist in any additional steps needed for a successful outcome. By taking advantage of our expertise, you can rest assured that your chances of success are maximised when applying for ILR settlement. Contact us today to find out more about our services and how we can help you achieve your desired goals.
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