Book your Fast Track Indefinite Leave to Remain appointment at no extra cost – Your leave to remain processed within 24 hours
The right to remain in the UK is called Indefinite Leave to Remain and comes with no time limit on your visa conditions. It’s also known as Permanent Residence by some. Once you have been granted leave, you can stay in the UK without any restrictions on employment and are entitled to benefits.
This will often represent a milestone in a person’s stay in the UK when they obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). This application could be made on the basis of marriage, employment, or long residence. However, it is important to understand that Indefinite Leave to Remain will not be granted unless all the qualifying UK Immigration criteria are met.
Most Indefinite Leave to Remain applications also require you to show sufficient knowledge and proficiency in English through the Life in the UK Test or ESOL English Language Test with Citizenship Material for those with low English Language ability.
If you would like us to manage your Indefinite Leave to Remain application on your behalf, you should seek professional advice at an early stage, to ensure that the application is fully prepared and any relevant timing or immigration issues addressed.
There are several ways a person can qualify. Each case will need to be fully assessed on its own specific circumstances:
You can qualify as the spouse, civil partner (same sex) or unmarried partner of a British citizen or someone who is settled here, following the completion of your initial two year probationary period. If you applied for your visa on or after the 9th of July 2012 then your probationary period for ILR is 5 years.
For those who have been living in the UK in one of the following categories for the past five years: