You can apply for UK Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR) if you are the partner of a person who is already settled in the UK or a British citizen.
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Indefinite Leave To Remain, also known as Settlement, is a status granted to migrants that provides freedom to live and work in the UK unrestricted by the length of stay and without Immigration limitations.
If you have resided in the UK with your spouse/partner in the UK for a continuous period of 5 years, you should be eligible to apply for ILR. You should not apply for ILR more than 28 days before completing 5 years as a spousal visa holder.
Partner meaning married, civil, unmarried same-sex partner of a British citizen or settled person. You must also plan on living with your UK partner.
The fees for indefinite leave to remain is £2408.20.
It cost an additional £800 for super priority processing, which would amount to a total of £3208.20.
Anyone aged 18-65 must demonstrate English to the required level for ILR. The minimum level is (B1) of the CEFR framework, in both Speaking and Listening.
If the applicant is the majority of an English language speaking country, they can show evidence of their nationality, to prove that they meet the requirement.
Other applicants need to supply evidence that they have either a Home Office approved English test result or have a degree taught in English. Degrees taught outside the UK will need to be accompanied by a UK certificate showing the academic level and, where applicable, the English language level at which the degree was taught.
To be eligible for ILR, you must meet the continuous residency requirements. This means that you cannot have been outside the UK for more than 180 days in a 12-month period.
You will need to provide the following documents when applying for ILR
You can be exempted from the English language requirement because at the date of application:
To be eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain as partner on the 5-year route you will need to meet financial requirements to show you are able to support yourself and any dependents. This will be through either income from your employment/self employment or from your sponsor, pensions, savings over £16,000 and some other income sources are considered.