ILR Permanent Residence Indefinite Leave to Remain ZR Visas

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.

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain ILR Application 7 Sept 2020 ZR Visas
  • Apply for ILR Permanent Residence Indefinite Leave to Remain in UK

Our Services- Book Online

ServiceDescriptionFixed Fees
FREE Initial ConsultationKnow your options for most suitable visa option- Application Procedure- Cost- Discuss your matter briefly.FREE
Book Full Application Preparation & Submission Service Comprehensive service. All work covered from start to the end. One Fixed Fee, No VAT, No Hidden Charges. Allocated caseworker. The Fees is for the first applicant. An additional dependant pays only £100 if applying at same time.£500
Book Application & Documents Checking ServiceApplication and documents checking service to check errors and omissions. One-off session. £180
Book 20 Minutes Consultation AppointmentAsk questions about immigration and visa applications.£30

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

The Home Office fees for ILR application is £2389. In addition to this fee, £19.20 is official fee for Biometric enrolment. The Visas and Immigration fees are revised (mostly increased) almost every year in April and October. Applicants do not pay NHS Healthsurchage when making Indefinite Leave to Remain application.

Service we offer

We offer four levels of immigration advice services. You can book the service online, email or phone. Once booked, we will take care of everything for you. The services includes

1) Full Application Preparation Service- Cover All Work
2) Application Checking Service
3) Immigration Consultation Appointments
4) Free Initial Consultation for UK residents

Book Online

ServiceDescription of ServiceFixed Fees
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. The Fees is for the first applicant. An additional dependant pays only £100 when applying together.
 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
£500
Book Application & Documents Checking ServiceApplication and documents checking service.
 Checking your application form
 Also check all the documents
 Mark all mistakes, errors and omissions in the application
 Highlight missing documents
£180
Book 20 Minutes Consultation Appointment Ask questions about immigration and visa applications.£30
Book Free Initial Consultation Discuss you matter briefly. Know your options and finding most suitable visa option. Knowing procedure and cost.FREE

Other ways to Book

You can book service online by following the above links. Alternatively please provide us with your full name, full address, email address and contact number, we will book service-

By phone: UK +44 1782 977 899, +447944132344
By email: info@zrvisas.com
WhatsApp/ Text Message: UK +447944132344

After Booking Service: Next Step

Once we received your booking, we will start working on your immigration straight away. In the first instance, we will call you to know about circumstances to compile the list of documents you need for your application. We will send a detailed email containing the:

  • List of Required Documents
  • Required Information


On receiving above, we will check them and start preparing your application. If there is any information missing or documents are not in the correct format, we will contact you, advice you the alternative documents you can provide. Full support is provided. Once application is complete, we will send you copy of draft application for your approval. On getting your consent to submit the application, application will be submitted. Read more details.

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