- Written by Arshad Mahmood
You can apply to settle in the UK if:
- you currently have temporary permission to stay as the husband, wife or civil partner of a person present and settled here who has died; or
- you currently have temporary permission to stay as the unmarried or same-sex partner of a person present and settled here who has died, and you and your partner were still living together and intending to live permanently together at the time of their death.
Your partner must have been present and settled in the UK when they died.
Section BPILR of Appendix FM makes provision for spouses, civil partner, unmarried partners, same sex partners who are bereaved during the probationary period to be granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK, provided that the relationship was subsisting and that they intended to live together permanently in the UK at the time of the sponsor's death.
These Rules do not apply to persons admitted to the UK as the spouse, civil partner, unmarried partner, same sex partner of a person who has only limited leave to enter or remain in the UK (with the exception of those who had leave as the spouse of a person in the UK with refugee leave or humanitarian protection) or who is an European Economic Area national exercising Treaty rights here. The Rules relating to bereaved partners do not apply to fiancé(e)s and proposed civil partners.
Why Sunrise Solicitors For ILR As A Bereaved Partner?
The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) as bereaved partner. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for ILR as a bereaved partner and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.
If instructed to represent you regarding your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as Bereaved Partner, we will do the following immigration casework for you on your behalf:
- Our immigration solicitors will take Detailed Instructions from you and advise you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKBA in your immigration case;
- Our immigration solicitors will discuss your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your immigration case;
- Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your ILR application;
- Our immigration solicitors will consider contents of the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discuss the same with you;
- Our immigration solicitors will complete the relevant immigration form and discuss the same with you;
- Our immigration solicitors will prepare a covering letter to introduce and support the application;
- Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the Immigration Officer for expeditious decision on the application;
- Our immigration solicitors will protect your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and keep you informed of the progress on your immigration matter;
- Our immigration solicitors will do all the follow up work until decision is reached on your application;
- Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your application for ILR as a bereaved partner.
Our Fee For ILR As A Bereaved Partner
- We will charge you a fee from £800.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a bereaved partner of a settled person. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
- If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installment.
- The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.