What is an Indefinite Leave to Remain application?

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) grants migrants the right to live in the UK permanently without immigration limitations. With ILR, you and your family can settle permanently in the UK, free from the need to apply for further visas to live, work, or study. For many who come to the UK to live, work, or reunite with family, ILR is the goal, marking the final step before pursuing British citizenship.


Criteria for ILR application

To be eligible for ILR application, you must meet eligibility requirements:

1. You have resided continuously in the UK for the necessary qualifying period.

2. You demonstrate good character.

3. You’ve successfully passed the Life in the UK test.

4. Show proficiency in English at one of these levels: A1, A2, B1, or B2.

5. Your absences from the UK during each year of the qualifying period do not exceed 180 days.

At AMT Lawyers, we offer assistance with your ILR application preparation. Our skilled Immigration Law solicitors will guide you through the process, ensuring your application meets all eligibility criteria and that you submit all necessary supporting documents accurately.



£1,000 – £,1500 plus VAT at 20%.

The approximation of legal fees listed above is our legal fees only based on a fixed fee basis. This does not include disbursements such as home office applications fees. These fees can vary depending on the route taken and type of application. For all home office application fees, please visit; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-10-april-2024


Estimated time frame

The time it takes to process your application varies depending on the visa category and your individual circumstances. Some applications may take longer if additional inquiries are needed. You can check the UKVI website for estimated processing times for indefinite leave to remain applications. Normally, it takes up to 6 months for a decision. However, many ILR applications are typically decided within 8 weeks

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