ILR Domestic Violence

If you’re residing in the UK on a partner or spouse visa but due to domestic violence your relationship has ended, you can submit an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

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Overview of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence refers to acts of threatening behavior, which might be physical, mental, coercive control, sexual assault, financial, or emotional in nature. Abuse can happen inside a family, involving father, mother, daughter, son, grandparents and siblings.

According to the UK immigration legislation, partners of people with settled status or British citizenship who have experienced domestic violence are eligible to apply for ILR by filling out SET (DV) application forms.

How to Apply for ILR as per the Domestic Violence (DDV) Concession?

Through DDV concession, domestic abuse victims can apply for ILR for three months. This allows them to submit an application to access public funds. Moreover, this makes it easier to get safe housing and income-related benefits eligibility prior to submitting an application for ILR status.

Even if the Home Office grants your DDV concession leave, you must still apply for an ILR. The DDV concession is only good for three months, so make sure you finish your application for permanent residence based on domestic abuse within that time frame.

Any leave resulting from the concession will end if you don’t file another request within a period of three months.

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What is the Eligibility for ILR Domestic Violence?

To apply for ILR for abuse victims, you must fulfil the following conditions:

The ILR Domestic Violence route is not appropriate for those living in the UK on Fiancé or any other kind of visa such as graduate visa, student visa etc.

You must also confirm that you are a resident of the UK and that you are not ineligible for ILR for any other reason before submitting your application.

Applications for ILR as victims of domestic abuse are not required to pass the proficiency of English language or Life in the UK test in order to be accepted by the Home Office.

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Demonstrating Domestic Abuse in a Partnership

The Home Office does not specify the list of documents that will prove domestic abuse has happened. It is because each case is different from the other. Nonetheless, there are several supporting records that will assist in painting a clear picture of your relationship and the domestic abuse you experienced.

Here is a list of proof that strengthens your request:

What is the cost of applying for ILR for abuse victims?

The standard application fee for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) for domestic violence is £2,289, same as other ILR applications. However, in rare situations, this fee may be removed.

If any of the following holds true, you may request a free application for ILR:

To apply for ILR, you also need to show the financial evidence including bank statements and additional information on your living condition.
In most cases, victims are unable to provide evidence because their partners do not allow them to access the official documents.

It is important to prove your identity but you cannot access your passport or ID card. In this case, you have to report your current passport as stolen and apply for a replacement at the embassy or consulate of your home country. When applying for ILR due to domestic violence, you may clarify why you are not able to submit your passport.

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How Can UK Immigration Solicitors help?

It is crucial to get expert assistance if you’re applying for ILR due to domestic violence or protection visa. Our immigration solicitors have years of experience in providing UK immigration support. When preparing the application, we will assist you in minimising the amount of obstacles and delays that may arise.
It might be easy for some people to get ILR Domestic Violence. Some people take a long time to finish all the paperwork and meet the requirements for a visa.

UK Immigration Solicitors has a team of experts in this field. They have assisted many individuals in resolving their immigration-related issues. You can request for Indefinite Leave to Remain with UK Immigration Solicitors and avoid the problems that many people encounter when doing so independently.

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