Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

Permanence in the United Kingdom

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) marks a significant milestone on the path to permanent residency in the United Kingdom. At Resolve Solicitors, we specialize in providing expert guidance through the ILR application process, ensuring a smooth transition to a more permanent status in the UK.  Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), often referred to as "settled status," offers individuals the privilege of residing in the United Kingdom without time restrictions. Achieving ILR signifies a deep connection to the UK and is a crucial step toward British citizenship.


Receiving Indefinite Leave to Remain is a significant milestone on the path to permanent residency and, potentially, British citizenship. With Resolve Solicitors by your side, you can confidently navigate the ILR application process, ensuring your transition to a more permanent status in the United Kingdom is as smooth and efficient as possible.

Reach out to us today to begin your ILR application journey. Our experienced legal team is here to guide you every step of the way, making your dream of permanence in the UK a reality.



ILR, also known as "settled status," grants individuals the right to live in the UK without time restrictions. It is a significant step toward permanent residency and potential British citizenship.

Qualifications for ILR vary depending on your immigration category. Typically, you must have legally resided in the UK for a specified period and meet specific eligibility criteria.

The number of days you can spend outside the UK during the qualifying period is limited. Extended absences may affect your eligibility.

Some ILR applications may have financial criteria that must be met. These requirements depend on your immigration category and circumstances.

⦁ The required period of residence varies depending on your immigration category. It is essential to check the specific residency requirements for your situation.

⦁ Generally, applicants with a criminal record or who pose a threat to the UK's security may not be eligible for ILR. Each case is considered individually.

⦁ If your ILR application is rejected, you may have the option to appeal the decision, depending on the circumstances. Seek legal advice to explore your options.

⦁ Processing times for ILR applications can vary. It is recommended to check with the Home Office for the most current processing time estimates.

⦁ Yes, ILR allows you to work and study in the UK without any restrictions.

⦁ No, ILR is not the same as British citizenship. ILR is a step toward permanent residency, while British citizenship is a separate process with additional requirements.

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