Best Immigration Law Firm
Edmans & Co is proud to have received the award of “Best Immigration Law Firm 2016” by the VV Magazine & Phillips at the Annual Luxury Awards ceremony at the Phillips, London.
The past year has been very eventful in all aspects, with Brexit in particular being in the centre of attention. As a consequence, there has been a very large number of developments and we expect even more change to come in the immediate future.
ILR is an important step towards integrating into British society and enjoying the rights and privileges that come with permanent residency. It offers individuals the freedom to live, work, and study in the UK without any time limitations. However, it’s essential to maintain the ILR status by ensuring compliance with the immigration rules, as any prolonged absence from the UK or engagement in criminal activities can jeopardize the ILR status.
From immigration law prospective, this does not only concern individuals, but also most businesses in the UK -something that the team at Edmans & Co has been able to successfully advise and assist its clients with to date and this award represents the recognition that the team has received for the hard work and dedication.
It’s important to note that ILR is not the same as British Citizenship and it does not give an individual the right to vote in general elections or hold public office. However, they may apply for naturalization as a British citizen after they have held ILR for 12 months. It’s also important to be aware that the UK immigration rules are subject to change and there may be updates to the requirements, so it’s best to check with the UKVI or the UK government website for the most recent information and requirements.
Individuals holding ILR for a certain period, typically five years, may become eligible to apply for British citizenship, further solidifying their ties to the UK. British citizenship grants individuals the right to a British passport, unrestricted access to employment opportunities, and the ability to participate fully in the political and social life of the country.