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Can international students apply for ILR in UK?

Can international students apply for ILR in UK?

Becoming a permanent resident for international students is securing the “indefinite leave to remain (ILR) Visa”. After 5 years of completing a graduate job, a person can apply for the ILR. A stable income along with a full-time job, good moral conduct with no criminal record will help in securing the ILR visa.

Can a Tier 4 visa holder apply for ILR?

If I study in England for five years on a Student visa (previously Tier 4 visa) can I apply for ILR? No, Student visas/Tier 4 visas are not eligible for settlement purposes.

Does youth mobility visa count towards ILR?

The normal qualifying period to obtain ILR is 5 years. However, not every visa category is counted as “qualifying” for ILR. For instance, time spent in the UK on a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa or a student visa does not count towards the 5 years period.

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Does graduate route count towards long residence?

However, applicants on the Graduate visa will be allowed to extend their stay by applying to other available visa routes and this route can count towards the 10-year-long residence settlement route.

How can international students get ILR?

Can a student apply for indefinite leave to remain?

Those who have spent a continuous period of 10 years in the UK under different visas may be eligible to apply for ILR under the ‘Long residence’ route. Time under visas which do not lead to settlement under the standard 5 year route (such as Student/ Tier 4, Tier 1 Post Study etc.) can be counted towards 10 year ILR.

Can I apply for ILR after graduate visa?

Settlement or ILR on Post Study Work Visa / Graduate Immigration Route. Post Study Work Visa will not lead to settlement in the UK. It may also be possible to apply for ILR on a 10-year basis Long Residence provisions or Tier 2 (General) ILR after working in the UK for 5 years.

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Does UK PSW count towards ILR?

When Applying For ILR Under The 10 Years Long Residence Category Is The Tier 1 Post Study Work (PSW) Visa Counted Under This Category? Yes, the Tier 1 PSW is counted under this category due to continuous and lawful residence for the purposes of the ILR application process under the 10 years long residence.

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