A resident is someone who has been given permission to stay in the UK without any time limit. A returning resident is a resident who left the UK and wants to come back to live here again.

You may return to the UK as a resident if:

  • you were settled in the UK when you last left; and
  • you have been away for two years or less; and
  • you are returning to live here permanently; and
  • you were not given public funds to pay the costs of leaving the UK.

If you have been away for more than two years, you may still qualify to return to live in the UK if, for example, you have strong family ties here or have lived here most of your life.

If you have been away for more than two years, you must apply for permission to return (known as 'entry clearance'). You should apply at the British diplomatic post in the country where you live now. If your application for entry clearance as a returning resident is successful, you will be granted Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) by the Home Office, UKVI.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Entry Clearance As Returning Resident?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for entry clearance as returning resident. 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 entry clearance as returning resident and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable, honest and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your entry clearance application as a returning resident, the 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 Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) in your entry clearance application as a returning resident;
  • Discussing your entry clearance application as a returning resident in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance application as a returning resident;
  • Checking all the relevant documents to ensure that the documents to be submitted in support of the application are in accordance with the Home Office, UKVI requirements;
  • Completing the online application form for entry clearance application as a returning resident and discussing the same with you;
  • Submitting the entry clearance application form online and arranging an appointment for you to hand over your application at a designated application centre.
  • Preparing detailed statement of the applicant to explain the circumstances leading to absence from the UK for more than 2 years as well as ties of the applicant to the UK;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the entry clearance application as a returning resident wherein our immigration solicitors will explain in detail how all the requirements of the rules are being met for the entry clearance to be granted by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO);
  • Liaising with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO), if necessary, for a timely decision on the entry clearance application as a returning resident;
  • Protecting your interests while your entry clearance application as a returning resident is pending with the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) and making further representations in support of the application, if necessary;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached on your entry clearance application as a returning resident.

Our Fee For Entry Clearance Application As A Returning Resident

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,500 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your entry clearance application as a returning resident. 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, UKVI on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee, etc.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

 

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