Immigration Settlement

Our team of immigration experts specialises in settlement applications, guiding individuals and families through the process of establishing permanent residence in the UK.

Understanding Immigration Settlements

Settlement, also known as indefinite leave to remain (ILR) is a significant milestone in the immigration journey for individuals living in the United Kingdom. 

It represents a form of permanent residency, granting individuals the right to reside in the UK without any time restrictions or the need for further visas. Settlement is often a precursor to applying for British citizenship, which brings with it additional rights and benefits.

Our experienced immigration solicitors are here to provide expert guidance and support throughout the settlement application process, ensuring that you meet the eligibility criteria and submit a successful application.

Key Benefits of Settlement

Obtaining settlement status in the UK offers several key benefits, including:

Permanent Residency: Settlement provides individuals with the right to live and work in the UK without any time restrictions. It offers long-term stability and security.

Access to Public Services: Settled individuals can access the UK’s public services, including healthcare through the National Health Service (NHS), education and social benefits, on the same terms as British citizens.

Employment Opportunities: Settlement status opens up a wide range of employment opportunities in the UK. Individuals are free to pursue their careers and seek employment without the need for sponsorship or work visas.

Pathway to Citizenship: Settlement is often a necessary step on the path to British citizenship. After holding settled status for a certain period, individuals may become eligible to apply for naturalisation as British citizens.

Family Reunification: Settled individuals may have the opportunity to sponsor family members to join them in the UK, facilitating family reunification.

Eligibility for Settlement

Eligibility criteria for settlement status in the UK can vary depending on the specific immigration route or category under which an individual has been residing in the country. 

Common routes to settlement include:
Family Reunion

Individuals who are joining a family member in the UK and have successfully completed the required probationary period.

Work and Employment

Skilled workers, entrepreneurs, investors, and other work-related categories may be eligible for settlement after meeting specific residency and employment conditions.

Asylum and Humanitarian Protection

Individuals granted asylum or humanitarian protection may apply for settlement after a prescribed period of time.

Long Residence

Those who have resided continuously in the UK for an extended period, often ten years, may be eligible for settlement under the “long residence” category.

Applying for Settlement

The process of applying for settlement in the UK involves submitting a comprehensive application to the Home Office. The application typically requires evidence of continuous residency, adherence to immigration rules, and meeting the specific eligibility criteria for the chosen settlement route.

Our Support Services for Settlement Applications

We have a deep understanding of settlement applications, offering comprehensive support and guidance to individuals seeking to make the UK their permanent home. 

We handle various types of settlement cases, including:

Family Reunion: We assist individuals who wish to join their family members who are already settled in the UK.

Spouse and Partner Visas: We help couples navigate the complex requirements for spousal and partner settlement visas.

Long Residence: We support individuals who have resided in the UK for an extended period and are eligible for settlement.

Ancestry Visas: We guide individuals with British ancestry through the settlement process.

Tier 1 Investor and Entrepreneur Visas: We offer expertise in the settlement options available to investors and entrepreneurs.

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Why Choose Tann Law for Settlement Services?

Our immigration experts possess in-depth knowledge of the settlement application process, ensuring that your case is handled with precision. 

We meticulously review and assess all your documents, minimising the risk of errors that could result in application rejection. 

Furthermore, we provide personalised guidance tailored to your specific needs, offering the necessary support and advice for a successful application. 

Rest assured, our team is dedicated to assisting you throughout the entire process.

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