You can apply for ILR when you have completed 5 years in the UK under the same sex partner visa (5 years route). An application for ILR as same sex partner under the 5 years route is made using application form SET (M). The application will be considered in accordance with requirements of the Immigration Rules as set out in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.

For the applicant to succeed in the ILR application as same sex partner under the 5 years route, the applicant must:

  • meet the suitability criteria as set out in Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules;
  • show that he/she has been living with the UK same sex partner during the last grant of leave as same sex partner and the relationship of the applicant is genuine and subsisting;
  • demonstrate that the applicant and the UK sponsor intend to live together permanently;
  • meet the financial requirement of earning £18,600 gross per year (or above if there are non-British children), individually or jointly;
  • meet the requirement of adequate accommodation to be accommodated in the UK without any recourse to public funds;
  • prove that the applicant meets the English language proficiency at CEFR level B1 in listening and speaking only;
  • prove that the applicant meets the Life in the UK test requirement.

Exemption From Meeting The Financial Requirement Of Earning £18,600 Gross Per Year

The applicant will be exempt from meeting the financial requirement of earning £18,600 gross per year if the UK sponsor receives any of the following:

  • Disability Living Allowance.
  • Severe Disablement Allowance.
  • Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit.
  • Attendance Allowance.
  • Carer’s Allowance.
  • Personal Independence Payment.
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment or Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
  • Constant Attendance Allowance, Mobility Supplement or War Disablement Pension under the War Pensions Scheme.

Where the exemption from the financial requirement of earning £18,600 applies, the applicant must prove that the household income of the UK sponsor will not be less than what an equivalent British family of that size will receive from Income Support.

Same Day Visa Service For ILR As Same Sex Partner [SET (M) Application]

We are registered with the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, Croydon to provide same day visa service for ILR application as same sex partner of a person present and settled in the UK i.e. SET (M) application. We can prepare and submit your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application to the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, Croydon and get quick decision on your application. As the SET (M) application also involves an application for Biometric Immigration Document, therefore you will have to attend the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, Croydon with our legal representative in order to enrol your biometrics. Our legal representative will accompany you to the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, Croydon and assist you with the enrolment of your biometrics and the submission of your ILR application. The application submitted through our same day visa service is decided same day.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For SET (M) Application?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as same sex partner of a person present and settled in the UK. 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 Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as same sex partner of a person present and settled in the UK and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your SET (M) application as same sex partner, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors 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 Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as same sex partner of a person present and settled in the UK;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as same sex partner;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as same sex partner;
  • Checking all the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as same sex partner and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing SET (M) form for ILR application as same sex partner and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your ILR application as same sex partner and submitting your application to the Home Office, UKVI;
  • In case of premium service application, accompanying you to the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, Croydon and assisting you with the enrolment of your biometrics and submission of your application to the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, Croydon to get a decision on you application same day through our Same Day Visa Service;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your ILR application;
  • Protecting your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application as same sex partner;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your ILR application as same sex partner.

Our Fee For ILR As Same Sex Partner Under 5 Years Route

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,200 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for ILR as same sex partner where the financial requirement is being satisfied only through employment of the sponsor/applicant. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • We will charge you a fee from £1,400 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application to for ILR as same sex partner where the financial requirement is being satisfied through self-employment or savings of the sponsor/applicant. 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 instalments.
  • 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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