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Settlement & Citizenship

Settlement for Partners and Family Members.

The UK provides various pathways for partners and family members of British citizens and those settled in the country. Our comprehensive services cover Spouse or Civil Partner, Unmarried Partner, Adult Dependent Relative, and Child immigration routes.

Main Eligibility Requirements.

To obtain indefinite leave to remain as a Spouse, Civil Partner, or Unmarried Partner, you’ll need to have lived in the UK for five years alongside a British citizen or someone settled here. Meeting the financial requirement outlined in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules is also a must.

English language proficiency is another significant requirement, along with passing the Life in the UK test, unless an exemption applies to you. For those applying as an Adult Dependent Relative or Child, the main criteria focus on being adequately maintained and housed without relying on public funding. Here, English language tests and the Life in the UK test are not mandatory.

Additional Criteria for Family-Related Settlement.

Different family-related settlement categories come with specific eligibility conditions. You’ll find these conditions easy to understand when you consult with us.

More About Settlement for Partners and Family Members.

Once you qualify for indefinite leave to remain, you can live in the UK without any time constraints. However, leaving the UK for more than two years will make this status void. If this happens, considering a Returning Resident visa is advisable. Permanent resident status is a stepping stone for obtaining a British passport, as Naturalisation as a British Citizen necessitates you to be settled in the UK.

Exemptions to language and Life in the UK test requirements are available for those under 18 or above 65 years old, or for those who can’t meet these requirements due to a medical condition.

How We Can Help You?

Our team of immigration experts is committed to helping family members settle in the UK with their British citizen or settled partners. Whether you need tailored advice on immigration rules, an honest appraisal of your eligibility, or professional help with application preparations, we are your go-to experts.

We pride ourselves on our client-focused approach, which blends professional advice with friendly service.

Additional Assistance.

Indefinite Leave for Spouses and Civil Partners: After living in the UK for five years as a spouse or civil partner, you may qualify for indefinite leave to remain. Here, you’ll need to prove cohabitation, meet the English language criteria, and pass the Life in the UK test.

Indefinite Leave for Unmarried Partners: The requirements are similar to those for spouses and civil partners, including living together, English proficiency, and passing the Life in the UK test.

Indefinite Leave for Adult Dependent Relatives: You’ll need to prove that you require long-term care and that such care can’t be reasonably provided in your home country. Your relative in the UK should be able to support you financially and provide adequate care without relying on public funds.

Feel free to reach out to us for any further clarifications or assistance. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

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Gaining Permanent Residency & Citizenship in the UK.

Settlement Options for Partners and Families: The UK is a welcoming destination for partners and family members of those already settled here. Whether you’re a spouse, civil partner, or have another family connection, we have the expertise to guide you through various immigration pathways.

Key Requirements for Family-based Settlement.

To qualify for indefinite leave to remain as a spouse or civil partner, you’ll need to complete five years in the UK, adhering to specific financial criteria. Similarly, if you’re an adult dependent or a child, the focus will be on your ability to live without relying on public funds. We’ll also check if you meet English language requirements and have passed the Life in the UK test, unless exemptions apply.

Additional Information on Family-based Settlement.

Once you’re granted indefinite leave to remain, you’ll enjoy unrestricted living in the UK. Be cautious about lengthy absences from the country, as your settled status could expire. We also help in securing a Returning Resident visa, should you need to revisit the UK after a hiatus. Achieving this permanent status is your gateway to British citizenship.

Expert Legal Assistance for Immigration Matters.

Our experienced immigration lawyers provide comprehensive solutions for your family’s settlement needs. We offer expert guidance, objective assessments, and complete support throughout your application process. We aim to make your journey as smooth as possible.

Other Services We Offer.

Indefinite Leave for Spouses and Partners: After fulfilling five years in the UK with your partner, you could be eligible for permanent residency. Our expert team will ensure you meet all necessary requirements including language proficiency and Life in the UK test completion.

Indefinite Leave for Adult Dependents: If you are an adult dependent, you’ll need to prove your need for long-term personal care and that it cannot be met in your home country. We will help you meet these criteria and more.

Indefinite Leave for Children: Children can also qualify for indefinite leave under specific conditions such as parental status, accommodation, and more. Our team can guide you through the intricacies of child immigration laws.

Naturalization as a British Citizen: If you are an adult who has been granted indefinite leave to remain, you can apply for British citizenship. We will assist you in fulfilling all statutory requirements.

Work-Related Settlement Options.

We offer a range of work-related settlement options like the Skilled Worker visa, Innovator visa, and others. Our specialists will guide you through the necessary requirements, such as a five-year lawful stay, limited absence from the UK, and language proficiency tests.

Long-term Residency Benefits

If you have lived in the UK lawfully for a decade, you could be eligible for indefinite leave to remain based on long residence. Our team is here to help you navigate this pathway to permanent residency.

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