An immigrant who has been granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) by the Home Office has the legal right to live and work indefinitely in the United Kingdom, with no specific immigration restrictions. As the Sole Representative of an Overseas Business, you are typically eligible to apply for settled status after spending a minimum of five years in the United Kingdom. During which time, all applicable terms and conditions as outlined by the Home Office must have been met.
In order to qualify for indefinite leave to remain under the Sole Rep pathway, the applicant must have fulfilled the following requirements:
Once again, it is important to ensure that no applicable immigration rules have been breached for the duration of the applicant’s stay. By ‘continuous residence’ for a minimum period of five years, this means having spent no longer than 180 days in any calendar year outside the United Kingdom. Excessive absence may disqualify the Sole Rep’s application for indefinite leave to remain.
Please note that if you are currently in the United Kingdom as the Sole Rep of an overseas business, you will need to apply for ILR using the SET (BUS) form. Alternatively, if you are in the United Kingdom as the Sole Rep of a broadcasting firm or news agency, or you will need to apply for ILR using the SET(O) form.
Sole Rep of an Overseas Business ILR Lawyers in Luton
An application for indefinite leave to remain can have enormous repercussions. If you intend to live and work in the United Kingdom on an indefinite basis, the importance of submitting a complete, accurate and well-supported application cannot be overstated.
That’s why we strongly recommend securing expert legal representation at the earliest possible stage. Here at Aristone Solicitors, our experience extends to all aspects of IDL applications and visa extensions for Sole Reps in the UK. However complex your case, we’ll do everything we can to ensure a prompt and positive outcome. Call today to book your obligation-free consultation with our business immigration team.
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