ILR, Settlement, Permanent Residence application: Indefinite Leave to Remain Application in the UK on the basis of work or marriage to British citizen

What is Indefinite Leave to Remain?

ILR, Settlement also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) gives permanent residence rights to the applicants. After spending certain number of years in an eligible category, ILR can be applied. In UK, you can apply for ILR after spending 5 years. Though few other categories allows UK permanent residence after 3 years. Application can also be made on the basis of marriage to a British National or person living in the UK who has settled status. Also, in the work visas such as Tier 2 General, Representative of the overseas business and Skilled Worker visa.

Our Success Rate

From 2006 to the date (15 years), we have 100% success rate in ILR applications. None of our application for permanent residence in the UK ever refused. This includes all applications on the basis of marriage to a British Citizen (Spouse visa route) and work route such as Skilled Worker Visa, Tier 2 General. Below is one of the decision letter for ILR. Read more success.

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  • Indefinite-Leave-to-Remain-ILR-Application-7-Sept-2020-ZR-Visas
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  • ILR-6-April-2014
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  • Indefinite-Leave-to-Remain-Application-6-Apr-2014

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Book Full Application Preparation & Submission Service Comprehensive service. All work covered from start to the end. Fixed Fee, No VAT, No Hidden Charges. Allocated caseworker. TThe Fees is for the first applicant. Additional Dependant/ Family Member applying at same time pay discounted fee.
 Full advice about all queries related to visa application
 List of documents for your immigration application
 Full prepare and complete the application form
 Pay visa fees and other applicable fees on your behalf – Of course you will reimburse us for any disbursements
 Submit the application form and application as registered immigration representative
 Upload all the documents or submit to the Home Office by post
 Book Bio-metrics appointment to capture your fingerprints and photo at one of the visa application centre
 Continuous advice from the day one until a decision is made by the embassy or Home Office
£750

Eligibility Requirements

Work categories and family members routes are normally eligible categories. The number of years required to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) vary from one immigration category to another but normally required years for UK ILR to have been lived in UK are 5 years.Besides fulfilling residency requirements, for UK there are other requirements attached to to eligible for ILR such as Knowledge of English and Life in UK Test. There are some exemptions to the above requirements such as children and older people after certain age are not required to fulfil the requirements of English Language and Life in UK Test. Financial requirements must be met to make a successful ILR application on the basis of spouse visa.

Life in the UK Test

Everyone applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (Permanent Residence in the UK) must pass the test. Under 18, over 65 or over and applicants who have a long term physical and mental condition are exempt from the requirement of passing the Life in the UK test. The test consists of 24 questions in 45 minutes time. To pass the test, score must be 75% or more.

Knowledge of English for Settlement/ ILR Applications

All applicants 18 or over need to meet the English requirement. They can meet this requirement by passing an approved English language test at B1, B2, C1 or C2. Alternatively, they have a degree taught or researched in the English. If degree was not taught in the majority English speaking country, they need to provide a certificate from NARIC.

Residence Requirements

To qualify for ILR, applicant must have been Continuously UK Resident for 5 years before the date of the application. Absences of more than 180 days are not allowed in any 12 months period to meet the ILR residence requirement. The immigration rules for residence requirements are complex. Exceptions also apply to the general rule in certain circumstances.

Processing time

ILR applications are normally decided within 12 weeks of attending Biometric Appointment. Complex applications can take longer than this.

Application cost for ILR Application

Application TypeIndefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
Processing Time in UK6 Months
Home Office Fee£2404 (Last updated 1 Oct 2022)
Super Priority Service in UK £8001 Working Day (Currently not available)
Processing time may vary.

In addition to this fee, the Home Office may charge £19.20 is official fee for Biometric enrolment. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) fees are revised (mostly increased) almost every year in April and October. Applicant do not pay NHS Healthsurchage when making Indefinite Leave to Remain application.

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