To apply for the ILR on a long residence basis, you should have lived lawfully for 10 continuous years in the UK. The period can be completed with a combination of various visas, for example, Global Talent Visa, Post Study Work Visa, Tier 2 (General work) visa etc.
Can I apply for British citizenship after 10 years?
Overview. You may be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain if you’ve been in the UK legally for 10 continuous years (known as ‘long residence’). You can use it to apply for British citizenship. You must meet all the eligibility requirements.
How many years do you have to stay in the UK to become a permanent resident?
In most cases, you can apply for permanent residence if you have been living in the UK with a visa for at least 5 years.
Does indefinite leave to remain expire?
Can indefinite leave to remain expire? ILR status will not expire, but it can be lost in certain circumstances. BRPs, as proof of ILR status, are issued for ten years.
How long can you stay out the UK?
Once you have been granted Pre-settled Status, you can spend up to 2 years outside the UK without losing your status. If you have exceeded the permitted absences described above, but have not been absent for more than 2 continuous years, you could return to the UK, and stay for the validity of your Pre-settled Status.
When to apply for the 20 year long residence visa?
Unlike other visas, the 20-year long residence route is the only visa application which does not require immigration status at the time of submission. If your application is successful you will be granted limited leave to remain with a view to settlement after 10 years of lawful residence.
What are the 10 and 20 year rules on long residence?
The 20 year rule on long residence is contained at paragraph 276ADE (1) (iii) of the Immigration Rules. Under the 20 year rule, a person does not have to have lived in the UK lawfully, but simply “continuously”. The definition of “continuous residence” is almost the same as for the 10 year lawful residence route.
How long can you stay in the UK on a long residency visa?
For the purposes of long residence, a period is not considered broken if the applicant: had existing leave to enter or remain upon their departure and return. Once the application is successful, the applicant will be granted discretionary leave to remain for 30 months under the 10 years route to settlement.
What does it mean to live in UK for 20 years?
A person who has lived 20 years continuously in the UK can apply for limited leave to remain under paragraph 276ADE of the Immigration Rules. Continuous residence is defined in paragraph 276A of the Immigration Rules. Continuous residence means residence in the UK without any gap in the VISA.