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Attaining Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK

We have helped thousands apply for ILR

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) allows you to stay in the UK for an indefinite period, on condition that you intend to remain present and settled there.

You may apply for ILR once you’ve held a suitable visa for five years in the UK.


How do you qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain?

You must fulfil the appropriate length of stay requirements, as well as pass the Life in the UK Test in order to attain ILR.

You can only apply for ILR while you are in the UK, and must remain in the country while your application is being considered.

If you leave the country for a continuous period of two years or more, you will usually lose your status as being present and settled. This may result in your ILR status being revoked.

Want to know your visa and nationality status? Take our quick visa assessment to see if you qualify for ILR.


UK visa assessment

Answer a few questions and we'll let you know if you're eligible to live and work in the UK. It takes less than five minutes and it's free of charge or obligation.

News for all our 1st Contact clients

1st Contact is rebranding to Sable International.

For the last year we've been merging with our big brother, Sable International. In 2021, we're going to complete the rebrand.

The accountants, brokers, advisors and caseworkers that you are used to dealing with will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that same great service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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