Indefinite Leave to Remain Expiry Rules

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If you are an indefinite leave to remain (ILR) holder, or are applying for ILR, it is important to be aware of the indefinite leave to remain expiry rules and how ILR status can be lost or revoked. With indefinite leave to remain (ILR), you are permitted to stay in the UK without restrictions on […]

Long Residence (ILR Applicant Guide)

If you have 10 years’ residence in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). In this long residence guidance, we explain the rules on ILR eligibility under the 10-year route and the application process you will need to follow. We also consider some of the common pitfalls in […]

Tier 1 Entrepreneur ILR Guide

Tier 1 Entrepreneur ILR applications must be made by 5 April 2025. This follows the deadline for Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa extension applications on 5 April 2023, and the closure of this visa route to new applicants in 2019. This means if you’re currently living in the UK with valid leave as a Tier 1 […]

Apply for ILR After 5 Years

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To apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK, you must satisfy the eligibility requirements, which include a minimum period of continuous residence with lawful status. This means some visa holders will be able to apply for ILR after 5 years in the UK. Attaining ILR is beneficial for many reasons. You will be free […]

Biometric Residence Permits & Proof of ILR

If you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK, you can use your Biometric Residence Permit as a document to confirm both your identity and your immigration status. If you have obtained indefinite leave to remain but do not have a BRP, a No Time Limit (NTL) application can be made to transfer ILR to […]

Biometric Residence Permit Guide 2023

Biometric residence permit

Foreign nationals may need a biometric residence permit as proof of their UK immigration status.   What is a biometric residence permit? A biometric residence permit (BRP) is a physical card, similar size to a standard credit card, which is used as the holder’s proof of identity, proof of right to study or work in […]

Set M Form ILR Applicant Guidance 2023

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The Set M form is used to apply for UK indefinite leave to remain (ILR) if you are the partner, parent or child of a person who is already settled in the UK or a British citizen. With ILR, you can live and work in the UK unrestricted by the length of stay and without immigration […]

Discretionary Leave to Remain in the UK

Under discretionary leave to remain, you may be able to rely on exceptional or compassionate grounds to stay in the UK. The following guide on discretionary leave to remain in the UK looks at what discretionary leave is and how long this can last, as well as who is eligible and on what basis, how to […]

General Grounds for Refusal Explained

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When applying for either entry clearance or leave to remain in the UK, applicants must meet various suitability requirements and avoid general grounds for refusal. The suitability requirements are set out under the UK Immigration Rules. They apply to almost all immigration routes and are in addition to the specific validity and eligibility requirements of […]

Leave to Remain in the UK (Apply to Settle)

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Leave to remain is the permission granted to non-UK nationals to stay in the UK for a limited period of time. After a qualifying period of residency in the UK, you may then become eligible to settle and apply for indefinite leave to remain.   What is limited leave to remain? Limited leave to remain […]