ILR As A BNO Citizen
You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a BNO citizen once you have completed 5 years residence in the UK under BNO visa category in combination with any other visa category which leads to ILR. In order to qualify for ILR as a BN(O) citizen after 5 years, BN(O) visa holders must meet Home Office UKVI rules for continuous residence in the UK, which allow for absences of up to 180 days in any 12- month period. One year after the grant of Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a BNO, you can apply for either naturalisation as a British Citizen.
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The applicant shbould meet the following requirements to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a BNO status holder:
- The applicant must make a valid application for ILR as a BNO;
- The applicant must have spent a continuous period of 5 years with permission on a route in these rules under which a person can settle, of which the most recent grant of permission must have been on the Hong Kong BN(O) route;
- The applicant must meet the continuous residence requirement as specified in Appendix Continuous Residence;
- The applicant must not fall for refusal under Part 9: grounds for refusal;
- The applicant must not be:
- In breach of immigration laws, except that where paragraph 39E applies, that period of overstaying will be disregarded; or
- On immigration bail.
- Unless an exemption applies, the applicant must show English language ability on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in speaking and listening to at least level B1. The applicant must show they meet the English Language requirement as specified in Appendix English Language;
- If the applicant is aged 18 or over, and under 65 on the date of application, they must meet the Knowledge of Life in the UK requirement as specified in Appendix KOL UK;
You cannot have had more than 180 days’ absence from the United Kingdom during any consecutive 12 month period within the 5 year period. You will need to list details of your absences from the United Kingdom, including the reasons for those absences, on your application form for ILR as a BN(O) citizen. You can include the time between your entry clearance being granted and you entering the United Kingdom as part of your continuous period. Absences between the date entry clearance is granted and the date you enter the United Kingdom are treated as an absence from the United Kingdom and will form part of the 180 days allowed within a continuous 12-month period.
Our expert team of ILR solicitors specialize in ILR application as a BN(O) citizen. We can represent you in your ILR application as a BN(O) citizen and carry out all the work on your ILR application until a decision is made by the Home Office UKVI on your ILR application. The immigration casework to be carried out by our expert team of ILR solicitors will include the following:
- Assessing your eligibility for ILR as a BN(O) citizen by considering all your personal circumstances;
- Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your ILR application as a BN(O) citizen;
- Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your ILR application;
- Assessing your documents to ensure that the documentary evidence is as per requirements of the Home Office UKVI immigration Rules;
- Completing and submitting the online application form to apply for ILR as a BN(O) citizen by gathering all the relevant information from you;
- Helping you with paying the ILR application fee for your application;
- Booking your appointment with the application centre for verification of documents and enrolment of your biometrics;
- Preparing a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your ILR application;
- Uploading online all the relevant supporting documents before you attend your appointment for enrolment of your biometrics;
- Liaising with the Home Office UKVI for a timely decision on your ILR application.
- Administrative Review (AR) Of BNO Visa Refusal
- Hong Kong BNO Visa UK
- Entry Clearance For BNO Visa UK
- Switching Into Hong Kong BNO Visa UK
- Extension Of Hong Kong BNO Visa UK
- Dependants Of BNO Visa Holder
- Registering BNO As A British Citizen
- Register A BNO As A British Citizen Under British Nationality (Hong Kong Act) 1997
- Naturalisation As A British Citizen