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Long Residence Application. Scotland

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If you have lived lawfully in the UK for at least 10 years, you can make a long residence application under the rules specified in Appendix Long Residence and Appendix Continuous Residence.

If successful, you will be granted Indefinite Leave to Remain. This means you can live and work in the UK, without any time restrictions.

To be eligible to make a long residence application you must:

  • Have lived in the UK for at least 10 years.
  • Have legal permission to stay in the UK.
  • Have followed all residence order rules.
  • Pass a Life in the UK test.
  • Prove you have sufficient knowledge of the English language.

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Continuous residence guidance and continuous residence periods are crucial for meeting the 10-year qualifying period.

The 10-year period begins from the date you arrived in the UK with a valid visa, or were granted permission to stay in the UK, considering factors that may break continuous residence.

Our experienced immigration solicitors can guide you through the residence order rules and support you throughout the application process. They can also help you navigate the long residence route and understand the long residence rules.

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Paperwork needed for immigration rules

To support your long residence application, you will need to provide various documents to the Home Office. These include:

  • A current passport or another form of photo ID.
  • A Biometric Residence Permit, if you have one.
  • All previous passports you have held when living in the UK.

You may also need to supply other documents such as tenancy agreements, utility bills and proof of employment.

If any documents aren’t in English or Welsh, you will need to supply a certified translation of these.

Having the correct paperwork is very important to your application. Immigration control and immigration laws often dictate the types of documents required and the legal framework within which your application is processed. An experienced immigration solicitor from Jones Whyte will be able to support you and ensure you have all the correct documentation.

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