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If you are a non-UK citizen who has been living in the UK for an extended period and wish to stay permanently, you can apply for UK Permanent Residency. It is also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK.

UK Permanent Residency allows you to live and work in the UK without any restrictions on the length of stay. You can also apply for UK citizenship after you have held ILR for a certain period.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for UK Permanent Residency:

Step 1: Determine your eligibility

To be eligible for UK Permanent Residency, you must have lived in the UK for a certain period, usually five years, and meet specific criteria related to immigration status, employment, and character.

If you are a non-EEA citizen, you must have a visa or a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) that allows you to stay in the UK for an extended period.

Step 2: Prepare and submit your application

Once you have determined your eligibility, you can begin preparing your application. This includes gathering the necessary documentation, such as your passport, BRP, and evidence of your employment, tax payments, and accommodation in the UK.

You will also need to pass the Life in the UK Test, which assesses your knowledge of British history, culture, and laws, and demonstrate your proficiency in the English language.

Once you have completed your application, you can submit it online through the UK government website or in person at a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) center.

Step 3: Wait for a decision

After you submit your application, you will need to wait for a decision from UK Visas and Immigration. The processing time varies depending on the completeness of your application and the workload of the immigration office.

If your application is approved, you will receive a BRP that confirms your UK Permanent Residency status. You can apply for UK citizenship after you have held ILR for a certain period.

If your application is denied, you can appeal the decision or reapply if you are eligible.

 

If you need assistance with the UK Permanent Residency application process, our team of experienced immigration consultants can help. We can provide guidance on eligibility, assist with document preparation, and liaise with immigration authorities on your behalf. Contact us to schedule a consultation and start your journey to obtaining UK Permanent Residency today.

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