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Indefinite Leave to Remain - Apply for UK Visa

Indefinite Leave to Remain

After a UK visa holder has been in the UK for a specific period, they can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.

What is Indefinite Leave to Remain?​

Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) is British settlement or permanent residency in the UK. ILR allows you to live and work in the UK without any restrictions, this also allows you to exit and re-enter the country multiple times with no restrictions.

How can you apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain?

You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) based on 5 or 10 years visas:

  • Working in the UK through a combination of Tier 2 and Tier 1 visas

  • 5 years on a spouse or unmarried partner visa

  • 5 years as adult dependant

  • Domestic worker

  • 5 years with a Tier 1 Entrepreneur/Investor visa

  • 5 years with an Ancestry Visa

  • 10 year long residence

  • Domestic Violence

Dependants may also be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain along with the visa holder for the above categories.


Most applicants for ILR will be required to pass the Life in the UK Test, you must check this in advance before you reach your ILR period as there can be delays in passing the test.


To apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain contact us to speak directly to a qualified solicitor.

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