Permanent Settlement (ILR)

Indefinite Leave to Remain is granted to those who have spent a qualifying period of continuous residence in the UK (usually 5 years) and meet all the requirement. This status is also referred to as Settlement. Once granted with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), a person can remain in the UK without any restrictions. They may work and live without time limitations. Once ILR status has been held for 12 months, a person is eligible to apply for citizenship in the UK, provided all the criteria are met.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must not meet any of the General Grounds for Refusal. These are grounds which may result in the rejection of an application, for example under the grounds of having a poor record of compliance with visa requirements, of having a record of criminal convictions
  • Applicants must be in compliance with all immigration rulings
  • Applicants must meet the applicable requirement for continuous residence as specified by their visa category. This is typically a 5-year period with no more than 180 days of that time spent outside of the UK within any rolling 12-month periods
  • Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the English language equivalent to at least level B1. Exceptions apply to applicants who are a native of a country which is majority English speaking, or possess a degree taught in English
  • Applicants between the ages of 18-64 must have passed the Life in the UK test

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