Successful application for indefinite leave to remain
Our client wished to apply for indefinite leave to remain in order to become a British citizen.
He had been here in the UK since 2006, when he entered on a visit visa.
He then applied for residency in the UK on the basis that he had a partner who was an EEA national.
What was the case?
Our client was already living in the UK, but had separated from his EEA national partner in November 2010.
Because of this, at the time of our client's indefinite leave to remain application he was unable to provide his partner's passport, which was required.
The Home Office then asked for a divorce certificate, but because the proceedings were still underway our client could not provide this.
Our client's application for indefinite leave to remain was refused because of this.
Our immigration solicitors advised that he would have to wait until his divorce was final, and then re-apply for indefinite leave to remain.
We advised the client of the documents required and completed the application on his behalf.
We prepared the Home Office bundle and completed his application - once this was done we made all necessary payments and submitted everything.
After three months of submitting the application, our client was granted indefinite leave to remain.
He has met a new partner from Pakistan, got married, and intends to invite her to the UK where they can live happily as husband and wife.
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