UK permanent residence card
The UK Permanent Residence Card is an immigration document that proves an individual’s right to live and work in the UK on a long-term basis. The card is also sometimes referred to as an ‘indefinite leave to remain’ or ‘ILR’.
To be eligible for a permanent residence card, an individual must usually have lived in the UK for a continuous period of 5 years. This can be 5 years in one go, or with breaks in between as long as the total time spent in the UK adds up to 5 years. There are some other eligibility criteria that must also be met, which can be found on the UK Government website.
Once an individual has held a permanent residence card for 12 months, they may then apply for British citizenship. For more information on applying for British citizenship, please see our other blog article on the topic.
If you want to apply for a permanent residence card, you will need to meet certain requirements.
First, you must have lived in the country for at least five years. Second, you must have a job or be self-sufficient. Third, you must be of good character. Finally, you must pass a security check.
If you meet all of these requirements, you can then apply for a permanent residence card.
Can I apply for a permanent residence card?
Yes, you can apply for a permanent residence card if you meet the requirements. To do so, you must:
-Be 18 years of age or older
-Have lived in Canada as a permanent resident for at least four years
-Have not been convicted of an indictable offence or any other serious crime
-Meet the residency requirements (have physically been present in Canada for at least two years out of the last five)
-Be able to demonstrate your knowledge of English or French
-Pass a citizenship test (if between 14 and 64 years of age)
How much does it cost to apply for a PR card?
What happens if my application is refused?
If your application for permanent residence is refused, you will be notified in writing of the decision and the reasons for the refusal. You may also be able to appeal the decision.