Cader Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

 

Details of the SRA Code of Conduct can be found at www.sra.org.uk 

Registered name: Cader Solicitors | SRA number: 620479

ILR Spouse Visa

- An application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a spouse of a person present and settled in the UK can be made to the Home Office, UKBA on the completion of  two years probationary spouse visa which was granted under the Immigration Rules in place before 9 July 2012 on the basis of marriage to a person present and settled in the UK. A person who was granted initial entry clearance or leave to remain as a spouse under the Immigration Rules in place from 9 July 2012 will have to complete 5 years residence in the UK under spouse visa before an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a spouse can be made to the Home Office, UKBA. 
 

- The applicant has to provide evidence that the relationship is still subsisting and the applicant has been living with the UK spouse (the sponsor) throughout the last two years or five years probationary period of spouse visa, as the case may be. It is also expected that both the applicant and the UK spouse (the sponsor) demonstrate intention to live with each other permanently. 
 

- The applicant is required to pass Life in the UK Test and also meet the English language requirement in listening and speaking at level B1 of the CEFR in order to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). 
 

- The Immigration Rules also require that there must be sufficient funds and adequate accommodation available for the applicant to be maintained and accommodated in the UK without recourse to public funds.

 

What we can do for you 

 

If instructed to represent you regarding your application as a spouse, the work to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:


- Take detailed instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as a spouse of a person present and settled in the UK;
- Discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as a spouse;
- Advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as a spouse;
- Consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as a spouse and discuss the same with you;
- Complete the relevant immigration form for ILR application as a spouse and discuss the same with you;
- Prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the ILR application;
- Liaise with the Home Office, UKBA for an expeditious decision on your ILR application;
- Protect your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office, UKBA and keep you informed on the progress of your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as a spouse;
- Follow up work until decision is reached on your ILR application as a spouse;
- Advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your ILR application.


Our Fee for ILR As A Spouse


- We will charge you a fee from £800 for our professional immigration services in relation to your ILR application as a spouse. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the ILR application.
- If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your ILR application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid within a month from the date of initial instructions.
- The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKBA on the ILR application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc

 

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Chislehurst Business Centre

1 Bromley Lane

Chislehurst

Kent

BR7 6LH

Tel: 0208 0900 567

Fax: 01322 316 042