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Indefinite Leave to Remain

Visas for Individuals
Immigration Accreditation

We can assist you with all aspects of immigration law. This includes any problems concerning visiting, working, studying, settling or conducting business in the UK.

Why Choose Us for Immigration

SJS Solicitors is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme. This is awarded to firms who have an extremely thorough understanding of the UK's immigration and asylum laws. SJS Solicitors are proud to hold Level 2 membership, and our Principal Solicitor, Mrs. Sukul, holds supervisor status with over 17 years of experience fighting for her client's immigration rights. SJS Solicitors have been accredited since January 2006.

We are fully aware of the fact that the United Kingdom immigration laws are ever changing and can be very complex. It is therefore essential that you consult us for specalist legal advice before making any application that concerns any aspect of immigration law and the UK.

We can help you to apply for settlement in the UK, which, if successful would allow you to remain in the United Kingdom indefinitely.

There are certain criteria which you must fulfill to be successful in with your settlement application. SJS Solicitors have been accredited by the Law Society at both a Level 2 and a Supervisor Level for Immigration and Asylum cases and as such are very well placed to give your application the highest chance for success.

As a guideline, generally to be successful in an application for settlement in the UK, you must:

  • Have resided in the UK for 5 years as a refugee or someone with humanitarian protection and must not have a criminal record or was imprisoned or…
  • You are the spouse or civil partner of a person present and settled in the UK and was granted previous leave to remain.
  • You are the unmarried or same-sex partner of a person present and settled in the UK and were granted previous leave to remain in the UK.
  • You come within one of the following categories in order to qualify for indefinite leave to remain in the UK, the most popular applications are where you are in the UK with permission as a partner, family member, certain workers, continuous and long-term lawful residence and those with ancestry ties. All these categories of immigration law require that you are in the UK and as such you would fulfill one of the criteria of already being in the UK
  • Demonstrate that you have the requisite a knowledge of the language and life, usually require to pass the life in the UK test, although certain applicants are exempt from this requirement including children under 18, parents, grandparents and other dependent relatives of people present and settled in the UK, or those residents in the UK as a refugee

The above are guidelines requirements but there are other requirements which will be dealt with once we are instructed. When our immigration team at SJS Solicitors submit these applications on behalf of our clients we always ensure that in each and every case that all potential and available evidence is properly sought, pursued, obtained, and assessed before any application is submitted to the Home Office. Further we continue to represent you after the application has been submitted to the best of our ability. Your application is prepared comprehensively and you are assisted through the entire application process.


Our Fees for a Indefinite Leave to Remain application are fixed at £1975 + VAT, this includes our consultancy fee of £125 + VAT, which includes a 45 minute meeting with our Principal Solicitor where we discuss the details of your case, and allow you to decide if you would like to proceed with instructing our firm, if you decide not to, only the consultancy fee is payable. Our fees do not include any Home Office fees or disbursements which have to be paid separately.

Our consultancy fee includes:

  • A 45 minute meeting with our Principal Solicitor
  • A client care letter detailing all advice given in the meeting sent within 24 hours
  • The option to choose if you want to instruct our firm or not for your matter

If you are considering applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain and currently reside outside the UK, we urge you to contact our firm by following this link or telephone us on +442086754436 so that we can help ensure that your application is a success.

If you reside within the UK, we recommend that you book a consultancy meeting with us by following this link so that we can discuss your application face to face.