The UK is still one of the world’s greatest destination for those looking for an overseas career. It offers incredible quality of life and multicultural cities make it one of the most attractive destinations for professionals seeking a better life for themselves and their families.
Every year, people in high numbers are migrating to the UK for versatile purposes. The country offers promising opportunities in terms of job, lifestyle, pollution-free environment, safety, and more.
Moreover, after having worked in UK for few years, migrants do not feel like returning back to their home country due to multiple benefits available to people who live in UK as citizens or permanent residence.
Permanent residence in UK is also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain, UK permanent residence is an immigration status granted to a person without the Right of Abode.
An individual with permanent resident status can live and work in the UK indefinitely. You will no longer have any immigration restrictions on working or business in the UK and no time limits on your stay.
Benefits of getting PR in UK:
You will be eligible to apply for British Citizenship after just one year of residence in the UK. In addition, you can immediately proceed with your child’s British citizenship application.
2.You will confirm your right to remain in the UK forever:
Even though the changes of immigration legislation and policy are still unknown, you don’t need to provide any confirmation of your right to permanent residence status after the UK exits the EU.
3.Family can join you in UK:
A qualified person living in the UK as a job-seeker, worker, self-employed person, self-sufficient person or student. After you have received your UK Permanent Residence Card your family can join you even if you don’t satisfy the criteria of a ‘qualified person’.
Your family members will be able to apply for a visa to join you in the UK. The family members that can join you in the UK using one of the family visas include your partner, spouse, dependent children, and dependent relatives. However, if a relative does wish to join you in the UK then they will need to meet other requirements as well.
4.Health care aid:
The UK National Health Service began in 1948, and is one of the largest organisations in Europe. It provides all UK residents with free healthcare and treatment.
You can register with a General Practitioner (family doctor) to avail all the benefits of dental and optical care. Another option is to avail National Health Service (NHS) hospital treatment. Your status of having UK residency can help you with appropriate health costs and also be exempted from them if applicable.
5. Availing education:
After living in the UK for three years, children holding ILR status can attend schools and adults are eligible for Skills Funding Agency (SFA) funded courses. Also, residency in UK enables you to student support as long as you have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years.
6.No work restrictions:
UK citizens do not need to apply for any work permits. They have access to all the government job search services and unemployment allowances.
7. Robust economy in UK:
The Pound is a fairly strong and reliable currency. The UK economy is quite resilient even in a period of world financial crisis. The UK has a stable government and a moderate population, where discrimination and sexual harassment for example are illegal.
8. Social security benefits:
In the UK five major social security benefits are offered to employees. These include:
- National Insurance (NI): Under this benefit financial assistance is provided to employees in case of sickness, unemployment, death of a partner, retirement, among others. Those who pay National Insurance contributions are eligible for these benefits.
- Non-contributory Benefits: This is for certain disabled people or careers.
- Other statutory payments made by employers to employees: These include maternity, paternity, adoption leave, etc.
- National Health Service (NHS): This service provides the medical, optical and dental treatment. It is generally free for residents in the UK.
- Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit: This scheme provides cash benefits for people who are raising children.
9. Eligible to claim public funds:
Once you have permanent settlement in UK, you can claim public funds. If eligible, the public funds that you may be able to claim include:
- Universal Credit
- Personal Independence Payment
- Help with housing from the local authority
- Attendance allowance
- Carers allowance (previously invalid care allowance)
- Child benefit
- Council tax reduction
- Domestic rate relief (in Northern Ireland)
- Council tax benefit
- Disability living allowance
- Housing benefit
- Income support and many more
10. Housing Benefit:
As permanent resident of UK, you are eligible to apply for council housing and/or receive homelessness assistance if need be. Exception occurs when you are granted ILR because you are dependent on a family member who has signed an agreement to accommodate and support you, you cannot apply for these benefits for 5 years. Otherwise, residency in UK gives you permission to apply for these housing benefits.
Novaturient Immigration Services have widespread capability in dealing with UK Permanent Residence applications. We will organise, consult and proof read your application to ensure maximum chances of obtaining your Permanent Residence Card.
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