Apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK
Indefinite Leave to Remain, often called ILR, is a form of permanent settlement. It grants a person the right to work and live in the UK for an unlimited amount of time. You can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain if you have been living in the UK with a Settlement Visa, usually called an ILR Visa. Types of Settlement Visa include Spouse Visas and Work Visas, Business Visas and Dependant Visas. To make an ILR application, you usually need to have been living in the UK for five years, but in certain cases, it is three.
The standard Indefinite Leave to Remain forms are called the Set (M) Form and Set Form (O). The Set M form can be used when applying for ILR on the basis that they are the partner of a person who is already settled in the UK or a British citizen. The Set O Form is used by anyone else who is making an Indefinite Leave to Remain application. This could include those on other Settlement/ILR Visas, like entrepreneurs, students and professionals with Work Permits.
The ILR processing times vary and can take up to six months to process in full. Once someone has held ILR for 12 months, they can switch from ILR to citizenship. This process is called naturalisation.
How can we help with your ILR application?
We can assist you throughout your ILR application to ensure that you meet these requirements. Our services include a full document check and the completion of your application form to a high standard. Your lawyer will also write a Letter of Representation, which will be sent to the Home Office with your application. It also makes reference to any UK immigration laws or other immigration cases which support your application. We will also help you prepare for your ‘Life in the UK test’ and liaise with the Home Office for you.
Call 0333 363 8577 or Get in touch online now to speak to one of our immigration lawyers about your application for Indefinite Leave to Remain.