To successfully be granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), you must not only meet the eligibility criteria, but also have full supporting documents proving to the Home Office that you meet all requirements. Our team has decades of experience working with the Home Office and knows exactly what they are expecting. Read on for a checklist of documents you may require for your ILR application.
Documents required to apply for ILR
While individual circumstances may require you to have additional documents, there are some that will always be needed.
A valid form of ID is a key requirement. This can be a current passport or other forms of travel ID, such as a current UK driving licence or a national identity card. Emergency travel documents are not considered valid.
Additionally, you will need to provide all previous passports you have held while you have been staying in the UK.
If you have a biometric residence permit, you will also need to provide this.
If you are required to prove that you passed the Life in the UK Test, you only need your unique reference number. The Home Office will use this number to check whether you have passed the test, and should not need any additional documentation.
There are usually also other documents needed showing eligibility and suitability, such as UK residence history, English qualifications or tests and more.
Other documents you may need
If any of your documents are not in English or Welsh, you may be required to provide certified translations. Passports, bills or bank statements are all examples of documents that may be translated.
If this applies to you, you will need to make sure that the services you are choosing are official and will be accepted by the Home Office.
Contact us for help
Our team of immigration experts can help you put together all the documents required to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain, or review your application before you submit it. We have decades of experience helping individuals and families, so if you would like to discuss your case, please get in touch.
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