Scotland is incredibly diverse, with thriving cities and some of the UK’s more rugged countryside, it’s guaranteed to provide a warm welcome and a wealth of opportunities for you and your family.
We have worked with millions of clients over the years, developing the finest relocation management systems to become the leading resettlement solution. IXP Visas offices are located all over the world - including the UK - allowing you to benefit from our local knowledge supported by global strength.
Our immigration and relocation experts not only assist you with immigration law but can help with your entire relocation - from opening a bank account and looking for that perfect job to real estate and shipping. We ensure that you get the best start to your new life in Scotland.
We are offering everyone who contacts us our fast, FREE, friendly assessment from our experts to provide you complete peace of mind today.
Immigration to Scotland
If you’re looking for permanent Scotland Visa then your best pathway to success is to obtain an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) visa. The ILR has no expiry date, allowing its holder to stay in Scotland permanently. Those awarded this type of Scottish visa, however, should consider Scotland as their home as spending only short periods of time outside the country could lead to the loss of the visa.
Those with an ILR are free to work in any industry they chose and, within reason, can travel in and out of the country as they wish. They also may be eligible for citizenship, providing that they meet the requirements and have stayed in Scotland for the required period of time before submitting an application.
To be eligible for an ILR, candidates must have been a resident in Britain for at least 4 years living and/or working with the appropriate visa (excluding Student Visas). Exceptions, however, are made if the immigration to Scotland has taken place via marriage or Unmarried Partner Visa, in which case the candidate only needs 2years residency.
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate a good level of English and a sufficient understanding of life in Britain to qualify.
If you would like to discuss the pathways that lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain, and which one best suits you, just get in touch via the free assessment. Our skilled experts are regularly trained and updated on all aspects of Scottish immigration and will provide advice and support at every stage of your application.
Becoming a Scottish Citizen
There are different criteria to become a Scottish citizen depending on your circumstances, however, to be eligible you usually must be over 18, have lived in the UK for 3 to 5 years and have held a IRL for at least 12 months.
In addition, you must be have a good level of English, Gaelic or Welsh, have spent no more than 450 days outside the United Kingdom in the last 5 years and no more than 90 days in the last 12 months, be of sound mind and demonstrate an intention to stay in the UK in the long term.
If you are already in the UK on Indefinite Leave to Remain and would like to discuss Naturalization, our UK office is there to provide the guidance and support that you need.