You can apply for ILR as a bereaved partner if your British citizen / settled partner dies whilst you are in the UK on spouse / partner visa. You can apply for ILR as a bereaved partner any time after your partner’s death. You do not have to wait until your current spouse / partner visa expires. You must be in the UK when you apply for ILR as a bereaved partner.

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.

Our expert team of ILR solicitors in LondonManchester and Birmingham specialise in ILR applications as a bereaved partner. Our highly experienced ILR solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration services concerning your ILR application as a bereaved partner. Ask a question to our ILR solicitors for free immigration advice or book an appointment for detailed legal advice concerning your ILR application as a bereaved partner.

Eligibility Requirements For ILR As A Bereaved Partner

To qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a bereaved partner, you should meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be in the UK on spouse / partner visa (but not as their fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner) at the time of your partner's death;
  • Your partner must have been either a British Citizen or settled person (holding ILR) at the time of your partner's death;
  • You must have been living together in the UK at the time of your partner's death;
  • You must have intended to live together permanently in the UK;
  • Your deceased partner must have been living permanently in another country.

You do not need to pass the Life in the UK Test or prove your English language skills.

A ‘partner’ is one of the following:

  • your spouse (husband or wife)
  • your civil partner
  • someone you were living with in a relationship that’s like a marriage or civil partnership

When To Apply For ILR As A Bereaved Partner?

You can apply for ILR as a bereaved partner any time after your partner’s death but before your current spouse or partner visa expires. You can apply for ILR soon after the death of your partner and do not have to wait until your current partner visa expires. You must be in the UK when you apply.

Documents You Must Provide

To apply for ILR as a bereaved partner, you may have to provide the following documents inter-alia:

  • a current passport or other valid travel identification
  • any previous passports you’ve had while living in the UK
  • your biometric residence permit, if you have one
  • your police registration certificate (unless you did not need to register)
  • your partner’s death certificate
  • proof of your relationship, for example your certificate of marriage or civil partnership
  • proof that you and your partner were living together

Proof That You Were Living Together

You need documents to show that you lived with your partner until they died, starting from when you got permission to be in the UK as their partner. You should provide 6 official documents addressed to both of you, or each of you individually, at the same address. The documents to prove living together can include as many different types of documents as you can, for example:

  • gas, water or electricity bills
  • telephone bills
  • Council Tax bills
  • bank statements and letters
  • letters from a government department
  • letters about your TV Licence
  • tenancy agreements
  • mortgage agreement or statements
  • letters from your GP, a hospital or health service

Super Priority Service For ILR As A Bereaved Partner

As one of the expert immigration solicitors based in London, Manchester and Birmingham, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service (SPS) for your ILR applications whereby decision on your ILR application as a bereaved partner will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the enrolment of biometrics at a designated service centre.

Our specialist ILR solicitors can prepare and submit your ILR application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get a decision on your ILR application within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your ILR application for months (sometimes years).

How Can We Help?

Our expert team of ILR solicitors specialise in ILR applications. If instructed to represent you regarding your application for ILR as a bereaved partner, we will 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 bereaved partner by considering all your personal circumstances;
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your ILR application as a bereaved partner;
  • 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 bereaved partner by gathering all the relevant information from you and your bereaved partner;
  • Helping you with paying the ILR application fee online;
  • Booking your appointment with the application centre for enrolment of your biometrics;
  • Where necessary, preparing detailed witness statement of the applicant and deceased partner explaining the background of their relationship and other relevant factors pertaining to the ILR application;
  • 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.

Our Fixed Fees For Family Visas

Fixed Fees For Spouse / Partner / Fiance / Proposed Civil Partner Visa

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for various applications under the spouse / partner visa are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Fixed Fee Range
Entry clearance for Spouse / Partner / Fiancé(e) / Proposed Civil Partner visa UK From £1,000 To £2,000 (VAT not applicable)
Switching into Spouse / Partner Visa from inside the UK From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
Extension / Renewal of Spouse / Partner Visa  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
ILR as a spouse / partner  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
Additional fee for each dependant child applying along with the main applicant From £300 + VAT To £500 + VAT
Naturalisation as a British Citizen after the ILR grant From £500 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for legal services in relation to your application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for your application.

Fixed Fees For Parent Visa Route

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for various applications under the parent of a qualified child visa route are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Fixed Fee Range
Entry clearance for parent of a child visa UK From £1,000 To £2,000 (VAT not applicable)
Switching into parent of a child visa from inside the UK From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
Extension / Renewal of parent of a child visa  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
ILR as a parent of a child  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
Additional fee for each dependant child applying along with the main applicant From £300 + VAT To £500 + VAT
Naturalisation as a British Citizen after the ILR grant From £500 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for legal services in relation to your application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for your application.

Fixed Fees For Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) Visa Applications

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for various applications under the Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) visa route are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Fixed Fee Range
Entry clearance for Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) visa UK From £3,000 To £4,000 (VAT not applicable)
Discretionary Leave Application From Inside the UK By Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
ILR as Adult Dependent Relative (ADR)  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
Naturalisation as a British Citizen after the ILR grant From £500 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for legal services in relation to your application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for your application.

Fixed Fees For Applications As A Victim of Domestic Violence

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for various applications under the victim of domestic violence visa route are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Fixed Fee Range
Application for Victims of domestic violence (DDV) concession leave From £8,000 To £1,200 (VAT not applicable)
ILR as a Victim of Domestic Violence - SET (DV) Application From £1,500 + VAT To £2,500 + VAT
Administrative Review (AR) of refusal of SET (DV) Application  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
Naturalisation as a British Citizen after the ILR grant From £500 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for legal services in relation to your application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for your application.

Fixed Fee For ILR As A Bereaved Partner / Spouse

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for various applications as a bereaved partner / spouse are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Fixed Fee Range
ILR as a bereaved partner / spouse From £1,500 + VAT To £2,500 + VAT
Administrative Review (AR) of refusal of Application for ILR as a bereaved partner / spouse  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
Naturalisation as a British Citizen after the ILR grant From £500 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for legal services in relation to your application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for your application.

Fixed Fees For Applications For Children Of British Citizens / Settled Persons

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for various applications by child of a British Citizen / Settled Person are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Fixed Fee Range
Entry clearance for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) as a Child Under 18 From £1,000 To £2,500 (VAT not applicable)
Entry clearance as a child of a person who is in the UK on partner visa or parent visa From £1,000 + VAT To £2,500 + VAT
Application for Leave to Remain as a child of a person who is in the UK on partner or parent visa  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
ILR as a child of a British Citizen / Settled Person - SET (F) Application  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
Naturalisation as a British Citizen after the ILR grant From £500 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for legal services in relation to your application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for your application.

Fixed Fees For Applications By Adopted Children Of British Citizens / Settled Persons

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for various applications as an adopted child of a British Citizen / Settled Person are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Fixed Fee Range
Entry clearance for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) as an adopted child From £2,000 To £3,000 (VAT not applicable)
Entry clearance for limited leave to enter as an adopted child From £2,000 To £3,000 (VAT not applicable)
Entry clearance for limited leave to enter as a child with a view to be adopted in the UK From £2,000 To £3,000 (VAT not applicable)
Entry clearance for limited leave to enter as a child with a view to be adopted in the UK under the Hague Convention From £2,000 To £3,000 (VAT not applicable)
Application for leave to remain as an adopted child From £1,500 To £2,000 (VAT not applicable)
ILR as an adopted child of a British Citizen / Settled Person From £1500 + VAT To £2,500 + VAT
Extension / Renewal of parent of a child visa  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
ILR as a parent of a child  From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT
Additional fee for each dependant child applying along with the main applicant From £300 + VAT To £500 + VAT
Naturalisation as a British Citizen after the ILR grant From £500 + VAT To £1,000 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for legal services in relation to your application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for your application.

Fixed Fees For Applications By Surrogate Children

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fixed fees for various applications to bring the surrogate child to the UK are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Fixed Fee Range
Application for British Passport for the Surrogate Child after child's birth abroad From £2,000 To £3,000 (VAT not applicable)
Application for registration of the Surrogate Child as a British Citizen From £2,000 To £3,000 (VAT not applicable)
Entry clearance for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) as the Surrogate Child From £2,000 To £3,000 (VAT not applicable)
Entry clearance for limited leave to enter as the surrogate child From £2,000 + VAT To £3,000 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for legal services in relation to your application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for your application.

Administrative Review (AR) Of ILR Refusal As A Bereaved Partner

You can apply for Administrative Review (AR) of your ILR refusal if your application for ILR as a bereaved partner is refused by the Home Office UKVI. Our specialist team of immigration solicitors can provide expert legal help and assistance with your Administrative Review (AR) of ILR refusal as a bereaved partner. READ MORE

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