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Indefinite Leave To Remain FAQ

Indefinite Leave To Remain In The UK (ILR UK) FAQ : UK Residency FAQ

Indefinite Leave To Remain in the UK or ILR UK is immigration status in the UK which removes permanent resident status and removes all the immigration restrictions on stay in the UK as well as your right to employment or business in the UK. You can go out of the UK any time and you can enter into the UK any time, so long as you have not been away from the UK for more than 2 years continuously.

If you are in the UK under HSMP and if your HSMP was approved before 3 April 2006, you may be able to apply for Indefinite Leave To Remain in the UK or ILR UK after 4 years stay in the UK. If your HSMP was approved after 3 April 2006, you may be able to apply after 5 years stay in the UK, once you meet other eligibility conditions.

Your stay in the UK as a student does not qualify towards ILR or UK Residency, unless you have completed 10 years continuous stay in the UK in legal categories or 14 years continuous stay in the UK in which case you may be able to apply for ILR under 'Long Residence' basis.

If you are outside the UK and are eligible for ILR or UK Residency, you may apply for Entry Clearance known as Indefinite Leave To Enter. You will need to submit the application at the British High Commission or British Embassy in the country where you are living.

We will be happy to help you in submission of your Indefinite Leave To Remain application and act as your legal representative. If you feel you would be meeting the ILR eligibility soon, you should come and meet us once with your documents so that we can assess the same and guide you properly in terms of ILR requirements and supporting documents.

We provide same day fast track services for Indefinite Leave To Remain applications.

Please contact us, if you have specific queries related to your case and we will be happy to help.



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