Becoming a Permanent Resident is the first step in applying for British Citizenship and ensures that you are able to continue living and working in the UK without restrictions.
If you have been living and working in the UK for some time you should consider an application for Permanent Residency – our team of experienced solicitors are here to help you every step of the way.
How does BREXIT affect my application?
Due to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union there is a continuous debate as to whether obtaining a document confirming the right to permanent residence is still necessary. The decision on whether to apply should be made based on individual circumstances and in consideration of individual needs and future plans.
Citizens with the Permanent Residence document will be able to change the document for a settled status and will not have to pay or prove the 5 years continuous residence. Although the current government guidelines say that the Permanent document will not be valid after 31 December 2020, we still believe it is worth making an application as it will most likely speed up the process of obtaining the settled status document.
Permanent residence card is still compulsory for the citizens applying for British citizenship.
There is no need to take a language test or “Life in the UK Test”, which is required for an Application for British citizenship.
With Brexit in mind, it is crucial that you seek specialist legal advice at the very outset and prior to making any type of immigration application. Not seeking specialist help could mean that your application won’t succeed and you may incur further costs and delays in obtaining the document in having to re-submit your application to the Home Office.
As a general rule, you are eligible to apply for Permanent residency providing that you have lived in the UK for a continues period of five years during which you have either studied, worked, or sought employment. You may wish to relay on any continuing 5 years period and you may also combine the activities that, in accordance with the EU regulations, are allowing lawful stay in the UK.
There may be other exceptional circumstances in which you will qualify for Permanent Residency.
Contact our specialist immigration solicitors to find out more.
Why we provide the best legal advice and representation in relation to your application
We are a UK Solicitors law firm and are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), as a professional law firm we are exempt from authorisation by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Many businesses offering immigration services are only OISC regulated and as such they do not represent before Courts or Tribunals when it comes to challenging Home Office decisions. It is a criminal offence to provide advice or representation relating to immigration matters without the necessary qualifications.
When you instruct us, qualified immigration solicitors will supervise your case to ensure that your case runs smoothly and in good time.
Funding Your Case
Please note that our firm does not offer services under legal aid. We offer an experienced, bespoke and personal service to our clients. Our pricing information can be found under Our Costs.
Contact us for a successful Permanent Residency application for you and members of your family.