Vanguard Solicitors

You can apply to settle in the UK (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) if you’ve got a residence card as a refugee or person with humanitarian protection.

Family members

You may be able to include your partner and any children on your settlement application if they’re already in the UK as your dependants. This includes children born in the UK.

If your application is successful, your family members will have the same permission to stay in the UK as you do.

If your family was formed before you left your country, your partner and children can apply to be reunited with you in the UK.

Your family members must apply for a visa to join you in the UK if one of the following is true:

  • they’re not eligible to apply as a partner or a child
  • your family was formed after you left your country

If your application is successful, your family members will have permission to stay in the UK for the same length of time as you.


You can apply after 5 years in the UK as either:

  • a refugee
  • someone with humanitarian protection

If your application is refused

Your settlement application may be refused if you’ve got a criminal record or been in prison.

If you still need humanitarian protection or are a refugee, you can stay in the UK for 3 more years. Your refusal letter will explain what you’ve been offered instead of settlement.

Why Choose Vanguard Solicitors?

Competitive Pricing
We offer a competitive price service, we may undercut others with our prices but that does not mean our service will be compromised in any way. We promise to maintain a high standard of work.

Dedicated Lawyer With Direct Access
You will have direct access to our qualified lawyers, who have in- depth knowledge in the relevant are of law. Upon instructing you will be allocated an experienced lawyer who will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your case.

Relevant Law Explained
Laws in the UK change frequently. Our team of lawyers are trained regularly and are kept up to date on all the latest developments. We will advise you on the law.

Highest Success Rate
We are proud to claim that through our wealth of knowledge and experience we are able achieve the results that are needed. Our expert Lawyers put their full efforts in your case as we strongly believe in getting for you what you want.

Do you need advice or help with your legal issues?

Our solicitors will hold your hands throughout the process, liaising with all relevant government bodies, including UK Visas and Immigration, British Consulate, overseas agents and where necessary the courts.

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