Settlement in the UK Success Stories
Our immigration barristers have assisted many individuals and their families to obtain indefinite leave to remain (ILR) and settlement in the UK, including under the points-based system, on the basis of partnerships with British citizens, as returning residents and on the basis of 10 years long residence.
Settlement in the UK
Some examples of our successful clients include:
- Our immigration barristers assisted a Chinese client with her indefinite leave to remain application on the basis of having completed 10 years’ continuous lawful residence in the UK. With two pages missing from one of her passports, we guided our client as to the documentary evidence needed to satisfy the Home Office that there was no gap in the continuity of her residence. Our client was granted ILR under the 10 year long residence rule.
- We represented a citizen of China in her appeal proceedings against a decision of UK Visas and Immigration to refuse to grant her indefinite leave to remain as a Tier 1 General migrant. Our barristers identified that although our client did not satisfy the requirements for ILR as a Tier 1 General migrant, she could demonstrate 10 years long residence and qualify for ILR on this basis. We raised this as an additional ground of appeal and the Judge allowed her appeal.
- Our client, a citizen of Libya with leave to remain as a spouse, had taken employment overseas and therefore spent extended periods of time away from his British wife in the UK. Despite this, we were able to satisfy the Home Office that his relationship with his wife was subsisting and that he qualified for indefinite leave to remain on the basis of his marriage to a British citizen.
- The Richmond Chambers immigration team assisted a citizen of Zimbabwe in his appeal against a decision of UK Visas and Immigration to refuse his indefinite leave to remain application. Our client’s application had previously been refused three times on the basis that he had a criminal conviction, whilst his parents and siblings had all been granted ILR. Our immigration barristers persuaded an Immigration Judge that the Home Office had exercised its discretion to refuse our client’s application incorrectly. The appeal was allowed.
- We acted for a citizen of the Philippines in his application for indefinite leave to remain on the basis of his civil partnership with a British citizen. Our client was granted indefinite leave to remain, allowing him to reside permanently in the UK.
- Our client, a citizen of Australia, sought to apply for indefinite leave to remain as a Tier 1 General Highly Skilled migrant. Despite having spent extended periods abroad, we assisted her to demonstrate 5 years continuous lawful residence by applying via the same-day service on a day which allowed her to divide absences of over 180 days across two years. Our client was granted settlement in the UK.
- We acted for a citizen of Singapore in her application for indefinite leave to remain on the basis of having completed 10 years’ continuous lawful residence in the UK. Our client had three criminal convictions, including two speeding convictions. Our immigration barristers nevertheless prepared a successful indefinite leave to remain application.
- Our immigration Barristers assisted a US citizen to overturn a refusal of entry clearance as a returning resident. Our client, who had been granted ILR on the basis of her marriage to a British citizen, subsequently divorced and returned to the US. The Home Office refused her returning resident application on the ground that she had last been granted leave to enter as a visitor. We overturned the refusal decision by demonstrating that her previous ILR had not lapsed, been varied, revoked or cancelled.
- Our immigration barristers successfully assisted a citizen of Pakistan to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain on the basis of having completed 10 years’ continuous lawful residence in the UK. Our client had previously been refused leave to remain as a Tier 1 Entrepreneur. We represented him in his appeal proceedings and after his appeal was allowed on human rights grounds, we assisted our client to apply to indefinite leave to remain on the basis of 10 years’ long residence. He was granted ILR within 3 months.
Contact our Settlement Immigration Barristers
For advice and assistance with applying for settlement or indefinite leave to remain in the UK, contact our immigration barristers on 0203 617 9173 or complete our enquiry form below.