Long residence, or lawful residence, is defined as when a person has lived in the United Kingdom for at least ten years, and this usually qualifies an individual to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR).
Here at Fisher and Myftari Solicitors, we have extensive experience of helping individuals who qualify due to long residence in the United Kingdom apply to the authorities for ILR.
However, the law is particularly strict in terms of what is defined as long residence. If you have been outside of the United Kingdom for 180 days or more during your long residence, or spent a total of 539 days or more outside of the country during the same period, you will not qualify.
Applications for ILR due to long residence can sometimes be complicated, and it is always best to seek professional and expert legal advice, which is where Fisher and Myftari Solicitors is well placed to help you.
Contact our Long Residence, Immigration Lawyers Ealing, London
In order to discuss applying for ILR having been a long resident of the United Kingdom, and to discuss your case in detail, please contact Fisher and Myftari Solicitors today.