UK Settlement Visa
At AWH Solicitors we can help you secure either temporary or permanent UK residence for you and your family.
We will assist you during your visa application process from beginning to end when you are ready to apply for your UK settlement visa, allowing you the best chance at a successful visa application.
Settling in the UK
There are a variety of ways you can permanently settle in the UK. It will depend on your specific situation and background what visa will be suitable to you.
Long Continuous Residence
If you have been living in the UK for a period of ten years or longer you may be eligible to apply on the basis of 'long continuous residence' in the UK.
In addition, you may be eligible to apply for long continuous residence if you have been in the UK for 20 years or more, even if some or all of that time was spend in the UK unlawfully.Read more about long continuous residence
Adult dependants - partners
If you and your partner are in a genuine relationship and your partner is a UK citizen, EEA citizen living in the UK or a holder of 'indefinite leave to remain' you may be able to join them in the UK permanently.Learn more about settling down with family members
Child dependants - children
If you are the child dependant of a British Citizen or person with settled status you may be able to be granted a visa allowing you to live in the UK.
Children under the age of 18, who are the child of a British Citizen or settled person can apply to come to the UK, as long as they are dependant on the parents or parents in the UK.Learn more about settling down with parents
Family members of migrant workers
As a partner of a migrant worker, you can apply to join them as a PBS dependant providing you intend to live with them and your relationship is genuine.Learn more about visas for migrant workers
Permanent Residence Card
You can apply for a 'permanent residence card' as an EEA citizen to prove your permanent residency in the UK if you are planning on settling in the UK indefinitely.Learn more about permanent residence cards
Humanitarian Protection and Asylum
You may be able to apply to settle in the UK indefinitely if you have got a residence card as:
- A refugee, or
- A person with humanitarian protection
British Citizenship and Naturalisation
You may be able to apply for British citizenship if:
- You are 18 or over, and
- You are of good character, and
- You will continue to live in the UK, and
- You have met the knowledge of English and life in the UK requirements, and
- You meet the residency requirement
You must have lived in the UK for at least five years and spend less than 450 days during these five years outside the UK.
If you are from the EEA you must have held indefinite leave to remain for at least 12 months prior to your application.Learn more about becoming a British citizen
UK Settlement Visa Restrictions
A UK settlement visa will allow you to live, work and study in the UK with nearly no further visa restrictions in place.
Permanent settlement status in the UK, also known as indefinite leave to remain, is the most comprehensive and long-term type of status you can obtain.
Applying for permanent settlement can be highly complex. However, with the help of our expert immigration solicitors you can be assured the best chance at a successful outcome.
When you can Apply for UK Settlement
You are eligible to apply for a UK settlement visa if you have been in the UK for five or more years on a different type of visa(s), or if you are from within the EEA or Switzerland and have been living in the UK for the same amount of time.
For more information on your eligibility call us today on 0844 414 0667. We offer 30 minute consultations by phone or in our offices in Manchester, where we will advice you of everything that you need to know about the application as well as what we can do for you.
UK Settlement Visa Length of Stay
The UK settlement visa allows an individual to remain in the UK for as long as they please with nearly no restrictions, and is commonly sought after prior holding a previous long-term visa.
After living in the country for one or more years on the UK settlement visa you will likely be eligible to apply for British citizenship. Our solicitors can help you achieve both settlement status and British citizenship.
Applying for a UK Settlement Visa with AWH Solicitors
The visa which you currently hold will dictate when you are eligible to apply for settlement, which will understandably be unique to each and every client.
Our immigration solicitors have the knowledge and experience to tailor their advice so that it specifically applies to your personal situation and in order to ensure the process is stress-free we provide all our immigration advice in a clear and jargon-free way.
We are also able to help you secure British citizenship and a British passport once you meet the eligibility requirements, and if you wish to travel overseas we can help you obtain the appropriate visas required, thanks to our consulates in numerous foreign countries.
Immigration Advice and Support for UK Settlement
Our immigration solicitors are here to help you settle in the UK while making the application process as painless and smooth as possible.
They are highly skilled and experienced within the field of immigration law in the UK and can speak a variety of languages, helping you feel at ease.
The process of settling down in the UK is complex, and for some there might be significant obstacles to overcome.
To find out if you are eligible to settle in the UK permanently through one of the above visas call us today.
Due to the large amount of services and the complexity of each case we cannot provide any standardised fees without knowing a little bit more about your situation.
However, if you get in touch with us we can discuss in detail what charges you can suspect and what fees we will charge.
Full transparency at all times
We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.
Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.
This is why we provide competitive prices across our range of services.
|Immigration solicitor fees|
|30 minute consultation||£60 + VAT|
|Visit visa applications||From £700 + VAT|
|Entry clearance cases - spouses||From £900 + VAT|
|Extension of visas||From £900 + VAT|
Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.
The consultation fee is discounted at the end of the case if we are instructed.
Returning Resident Visa
As a holder of the UK settlement visa you will not be able to leave the UK for a period longer than two years. If you do choose to leave the country for such a time you will need to apply for a returning resident visa.
However, there are exceptions for some visa holders. If your partner is a member of the armed forces and you left the UK to join them on an overseas posting you will not need to apply as a returning resident.
Applying for a Returning Resident Visa with AWH Solicitors
When you apply for a returning resident visa you will need to provide new evidence to support your application including proof of your ties to the UK, your intent to live in the UK permanently and your reason for leaving.
The application for a returning resident visa is relatively complex, even though you have held residency in the UK before.
Our solicitors have extensive experience helping individuals and families return to the UK, and we are here for you too.
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