You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a bereaved partner if:

  • your partner who was British Citizen or settled dies while you were on probationary leave to remain as a spouse, unmarried partner, civil partner or same sex partner; and
  • you were in a genuine relationship with your partner and intended to live permanently with each other in the UK at the time of your partner's death.

An application for ILR as bereaved partner is made using application form SET (O). Children under the age of 18 can be included as dependants when you apply 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.

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 Choose 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 clients' reviews 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, the casework to be carried out by immigration solicitors on your behalf will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your application for ILR as a bereaved partner;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your ILR application as a bereaved partner;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your ILR application;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the application form SET (O) to apply for ILR as a bereaved partner and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your application for ILR as a bereaved partner;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your ILR application as a bereaved partner and keeping you informed on the progress of your application;
  • Protecting your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office and where necessary, making further representations in support of the pending application;
  • Doing all the follow up work until the Home Office UKVI determines 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 instalment.
  • 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.

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