Permanent/Indefinite stay

Permanent/Indefinite stay

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. 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.

You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) based on 5, 10 years continuous lawful residence and 20 years residence.

  • 5 years on a spouse or unmarried partner visa
  • 5 years as adult dependant
  • 5 years with a Tier 1 Entrepreneur/Investor visa
  • 5 years with an Ancestry Visa.
  • 10 years continuous lawful residence
  • 20 years continuous residence

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 have passed the test prior to reaching your ILR period as there can be delays in passing the test.

Our team here at Apply for UK Visa are waiting and ready to help you so do not delay and contact us today