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What Is Indefinite Leave To Remain (ILR)?

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) is permission to stay in the UK on permanent basis granted by the Home Office, UKVI.

What Are The Most Common Requirements For Indefinite Leave To Remain?

Most applicants for ILR are required to satisfy the following requirements to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK:

Residence Requirement

You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK once you have lived in the UK for a certain number of years as required by the Immigration Rules. In most visa categories, an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) can only be made to the Home Office UKVI once the applicant has lived in the UK for a continuous period of at least 5 years. In certain visa categories, an accelerated route to settlement is available whereby the applicant can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) even before completion of 5 years residence in the UK. An application for ILR can be made 28 days prior to completion of the ILR qualifying period.

Absences From The UK

Almost all the work visa categories require all the ILR applicants not to be absent from the UK for more than 180 days in any 12 months during the ILR qualifying period. Such restriction of 180 days does not apply to ILR applications as family members of British Citizens and settled persons.

Not Falling For Refusal On General Grounds

The applicant's application for ILR should not fall for refusal on general grounds. The general grounds for refusal are set out in Part 9 of the Immigration Rules. A person who has non-custodial sentence or other out of court disposal within last 24 months of the date of application for ILR falls for refusal on general grounds by virtue of paragraph 322(1)(C) of the Immigration Rules.

Life In The UK Test

With the exception of very few categories, all applicants for ILR are required to pass Life in the UK test before applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. All applicants over the age of 65 and under the age of 18 are exempt from meeting the Life in the UK test requirement. It may also be possible to seek exemption from meeting this requirement on medical grounds.

English Language Proficiency At Level B1

With the exception of very few categoreis, all applicants for ILR are required to meet the English proficiency at level B1 of CEFR in listening and speaking only before applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. All applicants over the age of 65 and under the age of 18 are exempt from meeting the English language requirement. It may also be possible to seek exemption from meeting this requirement on medical grounds. 

ILR Super Priority Service (Decision Within 24 Hours)

As expert ILR solicitors based in London & Manchester and Birmingham, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service (SPS) for ILR applications whereby decision on your ILR application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the enrolment of your biometrics at a designated service centre.

Our ILR solicitors can prepare and submit your ILR application to the Home Office, UKVI through ILR - Super Priority Service and get decision on your ILR application within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your application for months (sometimes years). READ MORE

ILR Priority Service

As expert ILR solicitors based in London & Manchester and Birmingham, we are also registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide ILR Priority Service (decision within 5 working days) whereby decision on your ILR application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 5 working days of the enrolment of your biometrics at a designated service centre.

Our ILR solicitors can prepare and submit your ILR application to the Home Office, UKVI through ILR - Priority Service and get decision on your ILR application within 5 working days. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your application for months (sometimes years).

Most Popular ILR Applications

Following are the most popular ILR services offered by our expert team of ILR solicitors in London, Manchester or Birmingham.

ILR As A Spouse - SET (M) Application
ILR Parent Of British Child
ILR 10 Years Long Residence Application
ILR UK Ancestry Migrant
ILR As A Sole Representative Of Overseas Business
ILR As A Turkish ECAA Businessperson
ILR As A Turkish ECAA Worker
ILR Tier 2 General Migrant
ILR Tier 2 Minister Of Religion
ILR Tier 1 Exceptional Talent
ILR Tier 1 Entrepreneur
ILR As Tier 1 Entrepreneur (Accelerated Route)
ILR As PBS Dependants

ILR As Family Members Of British Citizens & Settled Persons

Our expert team of immigration solicitors in London, Manchester and Birmingham can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for following ILR applications as family members of British Citizens or settled persons. Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide ILR Super Priority Service (decision within 24 hours) or ILR Priority Service (decision within 5 working days) for most of the ILR applications as family members of British Citizen or settled person.

ILR Spouse Visa (5 Years Route) ILR As Spouse - 10 Years Route
ILR Civil Partner (5 Years Route) ILR Civil Partner (10 Years Route)
ILR - Unmarried Partner (5 Years Route) ILR - Unmarried Partner (10 Years Route)
ILR - Same Sex Partner (5 Years Route) ILR - Same Sex Partner (10 Years Route)
ILR - Victim Of Domestic Violence ILR - Bereaved Partner
Entry Clearance For Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) As Adult Dependant Relative ILR As Adult Dependant Relative
ILR As Parent Of A Child (5 Years Route) ILR As Parent of British or Settled Child (10 Years Route)
Indefinite Leave To Enter As Child Under 18 ILR As Child Under The Age of 18
ILR As An Adopted Child Of Parent(s) Present And Settled In The UK

ILR For Work Visa Holders

Our expert team of immigration solicitors in London, Manchester and Birmingham can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for following ILR applications for work visa holders. Our expert team of immigration solicitors can provide ILR Super Priority Service (decision within 24 hours) or ILR Priority Service (decision within 5 working days) for most of the ILR applications as work visa holders.

ILR As An Innovator Migrant ILR As Tier 1 Entrpreneur
ILR As Tier 1 Entrepreneur (Accelerated Route) ILR As Tier 1 Exceptional Talent
ILR As Tier 1 Investor ILR As Tier 2 General
ILR - Tier 2 Minister of Religion ILR As Tier 2 Sportsperson
ILR Tier 2 ICT ILR - Tier 5 International Agreement
ILR UK Ancestry ILR Domestic Worker
ILR As Sole Representative ILR As Turkish ECAA Businessperson
ILR As A Turkish ECAA Worker  

ILR For Work Visa Dependants

Our expert team of work visa solicitors in London, Manchester and Birmingham can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for following ILR applications for work visa dependants. We can provide ILR Super Priority Service (decision within 24 hours) or ILR Priority Service (decision within 5 working days) for most of the ILR applications as work visa dependants.

ILR As PBS Dependants ILR As Dependant Of Innovator Migrant
ILR As Dependant Of Sole Representative ILR As Dependant Of UK Ancestry Migrant
ILR As Turkish ECAA Businessperson ILR As A Dependant Of A Turkish Worker

ILR On The Basis Of Article 8 Of The ECHR [Private Life & Discretionary Leave]

Our expert team of immigration solicitors in London, Manchester and Birmingham can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for following ILR applications on the basis of Private and Discretionary Leave. We can provide ILR Super Priority Service (decision within 24 hours) or ILR Priority Service (decision within 5 working days) for most of the ILR applications on the basis private life and discretionary leave.

ILR Upon Completion Of 10 Years With Leave To Remain Granted On The Basis Of 20 Years Long Residence ILR Upon Completion Of 10 Years Long Resaidence With Leave To Remain Granted On The Basis Of 7 Years Child Residence Category
ILR Upon Completion Of 10 Years With Leave To Remain Granted On The Basis Of Being Over 18, Under 25 And Lived Half Of The Life In The UK Continuously ILR Upon Completion Of 10 Years With Leave To Remain Granted On The Basis Of Very Significant Obstacles To Integration
ILR Under Discretionary Leave (10 Years Route) ILR - Discretionary Leave (6 Years Route)

ILR Applications By Members Of HM Forces & Their Family Members

Our expert team of immigration solicitors in London, Manchester and Birmingham can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for following ILR applications by members of HM Forces & their Family Members. We can provide ILR Super Priority Service (decision within 24 hours) or ILR Priority Service (decision within 5 working days) for most of the ILR applications for members of HM Forces and their family members.

Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) On Discharge ILR On Discharge From HM Forces
Indefinite Leave To Enter As Partner Of Member Of HM Forces ILR As A Partner Of Member Of HM Forces
Indefinite Leave To Enter As A Bereaved Partner Of A Member Of HM Forces ILR As A Bereaved Partner Of Member Of HM Forces
ILR As A Partner Of Member Of HM Forces Who Is Victim Of Domestic Violence Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) As A Child Of Member Of HM Forces
ILR As A Child Of Member Of HM Forces Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) As A Bereaved Child Of Member Of HM Forces
ILR As A Bereaved Child Of Member Of HM Forces  

Miscellaneous Other ILR/PR Applications

Settled Status Application Under The EU Settlement Scheme ILR - 10 Years Long Residence
ILR As A Refugee [SET(P) Application] ILR - Humanitarian Protection - SET (P) Application
Entry Clearance For Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) As Returning Resident ILR As A Stateless Person
ILR As A Family Member Of A Stateless Person Settled Status Application Under The EU Settlement Scheme

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