Welcome back to another blog update, in today’s blog we’ll discover which crucial documents you need for a successful Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application in the UK so as to ace this process with buoyancy.
Getting an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK is a momentous milestone for migrants looking for long-term residency. On the other hand, going through the ILR application process can be difficult and intimidating. To help rationalize your ILR journey, we have summarized the important documents you will be required to include in your ILR application.
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Please make sure that your current passport is valid and contains your current visa. You will be required to submit a clear photocopy of all the relevant pages, including the bio-data page and any UK entry stamps.
Proof of Continuous Residence:
You will be required to prove that you have been constantly living in the UK throughout your visa period by submitting documents for example utility bills, tenancy agreements or bank statements spanning the required time frame.
Please keep in mind that Confirmation of your financial stability, including bank statements showing a steady income source, employment contracts, payslips or self-assessment tax returns if you are self-employed.
Life in the UK Test and English Language Proficiency:
For most applicants, passing the Life in the UK Test and proving English language proficiency is important. Include proof that you passed the test (for example, a reference number), and an English language qualification, if valid.
Biometric Residence Permit (BRP):
We highly suggest that you Include your current and any expired BRP cards.
Details about any periods of time that you have been out of the UK:
You will need to give a comprehensive list of all your travel history outside the UK during your visa period. Don’t forget to Include dates, destinations, and the purpose of travel.
Information about where you live in the UK:
You are also required to submit proof of your current UK address, usually in the form of a tenancy agreement, utility bills or mortgage statements. Make sure that the documents clearly display your name and address.
Please don’t forget to Include two recent passport-sized photos that meet the UKVI photo guidelines.
Evidence that you live with your partner (if you are applying with them):
Please note that if you are applying with a partner, provide evidence of your cohabitation. This can comprise joint utility bills, tenancy agreements, bank statements or mail addressed to both of you at the same address.
Don’t forget that If you have dependants applying with you, please include their documents and proof of relationship to you. Furthermore, if you are applying with dependent children, you can provide their birth certificates as proof of their relationship to you.
Please note that with the right documents in hand, you will always be one step closer to safeguarding your application for the indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
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