Indefinite leave to remain, often abbreviated to “ILR” (and sometimes also known as “permanent residence”), is a leave to live in the UK on a permanent basis. It entitles the migrant to work or study without restriction and entitles them to receive state benefits for which they qualify. Getting ILR in the United Kingdom offers a sense of security and stability for their stay in the UK without worrying about their immigration status.

If you are considering applying to ILR or need guidance towards the process of ILR, Lexmark Legal specialist solicitor can assist you with any challenges or issues that may arise during the application process. We completely understand how important is the decision of ILR for your future of yourself; we will guide you with every step of the application process and ensure a smooth process. 

Requirements for indefinite leave to remain in the UK

ILR may be acquired in different ways. In many cases, migrants who hold family or working visas may be able to apply for ILR after five years of holding their visa. In other cases, it takes longer to acquire ILR: for example, where the migrant has held any combination of immigration leave for a continuous period of ten years, they may be eligible to apply.

  • Migrants who have been living in the UK without any immigration leave for 20 years may be eligible for ILR.
  • In a few cases, such as in the case of adult-dependent relatives, it may be possible to acquire ILR immediately.
  • In most cases, but not all cases, there is an English language requirement and a Life in the UK test requirement for ILR applicants.

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