Generally, you must have spent 5 continuous years in the UK with lawful status and without excessive absences. There are, however, accelerated routes to indefinite leave for Tier 1 Investor and Tier 1 Entrepreneur applicants.
People who have spent 10 years in the UK with continuous visa permission may also be able to apply for ILR under the Long Residence Rules even if they hold a visa in a category that would not normally qualify for settlement.
There are many different routes to indefinite leave to remain and each visa category has its own specific requirements with some operating on a points-based system. In general, to qualify for permanent residence you must have:
Our solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with ILR and visa matters. They will expertly guide you in all aspects of your immigration requirements and are ideally positioned to explain any complexities and can represent your position robustly in order to achieve your desired outcome.
We have helped many individuals across the country through the sensitive and complex process of ILR applications.
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