In these unprecedented times, Axiom Stone Solicitors will, in common with other businesses, be following the Government's official advice on social distancing and social isolating.

Public health measures must have the highest priority and, as a result, some staff will be working from home. Also, our offices will be closed to visitors.

However, we wish to reassure existing and potential clients that we will continue to provide the highest levels of service.

Please be assured we have a robust business continuity plan in place that is designed to minimise the impact on our service to you.

In addition, please continue to contact us electronically or by phone in relation to the progress of your matters or on any issues of concern to you.

Until further notice, service of claim forms, application notices and all other court documents and contractual notices must be made to our head office only (we shall not accept service through any other means). Our head office address is at Axiom Stone Solicitors, Axiom House, 1 Spring Villa Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7EB. We ask that all other correspondence be sent by email to the relevant member of Axiom Stone Solicitors. In the event that service of court documents or contractual notices is attempted by post, courier, DX, or fax to any address other than that of our Head Office, we cannot provide any assurance that they will be received or processed. We are grateful for your understanding at this time.

We will update this information regularly on our website (Please see COVID-19 Updates Here) and via social media.

Finally, we urge everybody to follow the official advice on fighting the virus outbreak so enabling you to stay safe and well.

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Settlement – Indefinite Leave to Remain

Settlement, also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (“ILR”) is a legal authority which allows you to live and work in the UK permanently without being subject to immigration control. You will also have access to benefits such as government-funded medical care, education, and a pathway to British citizenship.  Settlement can be granted if you have been residing continuously in the UK for 2, 5, 10 or 20 years depending on your visa route and your circumstances.  For some categories, you may apply under the accelerated route if you qualify.

As a general principle, you need to meet the following key requirements:

  • You must have resided lawfully in the UK continuously for 5 or 10 years with no absences totalling more than 180 days in any 12-month period during your lawful stay.
  • You must be of good character, not in breach of the immigration rules or have committed any criminal offences during your stay.
  • You must demonstrate knowledge of English language and life in the UK by passing the Life in the UK test or having a speaking and listening qualification in English at level B1 or higher.

To apply for settlement, you need to complete the relevant form as suited to your respective category and submit it to the Home Office along with your supporting documents.

Making an application

At Axiom Stone, we work closely with our clients’ needs and objectives and achieve results in an efficient and timely manner, aiming to continue the relationship once we have met your requirements and beyond. Our immigration team will guide you through the process step by step to ensure you are put at ease and maximise your chances of obtaining a favourable outcome.

To apply for settlement or to make an enquiry, please contact us on 0207 016 9341 or by e-mail to to speak to our dedicated team of immigration professionals.

For more information about our prices for Settlement – Indefinite Leave to Remain services please follow the link below: