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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:46 PM

When applying for ILR, among other requirements, one has to prove adequate accommodation in support of the application to live indefenitely in the United Kingdom. The rules to apply for permission to live permanently in the UK as a husband, wife or civil partner are:

  • you were given permission to enter or remain in the UK as a husband, wife or civil partner, and have completed a period of two years in that category;
  • you are still the husband, wife or civil partner of the person specified in your permission to enter or remain, and the marriage or civil partnership is existing and genuine (not a 'marriage of convenience', for example);
  • you and your partner both intend to live together permanently as husband and wife or civil partners;
  • you have adequate accommodation where both of you and any dependants can live without needing public funds, and at least part of that accommodation (for example, a bedroom) is for your and your partner's sole use;
  • both of you can support yourselves and any dependants without needing public funds; and
  • you have enough knowledge of the English language and life in the UK. (This last requirement does not apply if you are aged 65 or over.)
In this thread about adequate accomodations for ILR, member Sean7398 writes:

Hi, no doubt you all know by now (!) that my wife is going to make an ILR application soon under Set (M), and we are going it alone and not using a solicitor, so hence why all the questions.

Under paragraph 287 , it states for ILR requirements that the applicant has to show that "there will be adequate accommodation for the parties and any dependants without recourse to public funds in accommodation which they own or occupy exclusively"

How do we show that we live in adequate accomodation?? (+ I thought I only had to go through this part when preparing for a spouse visa). Do we take pictures of the rooms in the house/ give details of the number of rooms etc?

The thread includes advice from 2 immigration consultants on this board.

Are you confused about proof of accommodation requirments for your ILR application?

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