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Once granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK, there are no longer any immigration related restrictions on the work or business you may do in the UK, and no time limits on your stay in the UK.

Indefinite Leave to Remain Applications in the UK

In order to keep your Indefinite leave to remain, you should not spend longer than two years outside the UK. You should also maintain ties to the UK and you must consider the UK as your home. If you continue to only spend short periods of time in the UK over many years it is likely that there will come a time when you will lose your indefinite leave to remain in the UK.  You can normally apply for naturalisation as a UK citizen one year after being granted indefinite leave to remain and as long as you meet the residence requirements.

Time needed to gain Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK

Marriage - Spouse Dependant = 5 years
Unmarried partners = 5 years
Work Permit = 5 years
Ancestry = 5 years
Investors / Entrepreneur = 5 years
Unlawful Residence  = 20 years (private life)

Lawful residence in the UK= 10 years

Contact Sultan Lloyd Solicitors

If you have any queries regarding indefinite leave to remain, call us on: +44 (0)121 248 2850, by mobile on: +44 (0)7961 314 247 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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In the course of delivering excellent service to best serve the individual cases, we have emerged successful in a number of cases.

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'My friends, the Patel family, were referred to Harminder Meht of Sultan Lloyd in September 2013.  We met Harminder when circumstances were very challenging and Harminder explained the available options very clearly, helpfully and with evident empathy and understanding.  Thereafter she and her colleagues helped us at every step including securing legal aid despite the fact that a previous solicitor had not identified that this was possible. Harminder was instrumental in securing the release from detention of one member of the family and following a difficult judicial review process she obtained a Home Office decision that allows the family leave to remain in the UK, to work and study here for the next 30 months. We are all delighted with Harminder and Sultan Lloyd and we are very happy to recommend Harminder and Sultan Lloyd to future users of their services.'

-- Alasdair Denton

'With a track record of involvement in all kinds of business and private applications, Country Guidance cases, judicial reviews and appeals to the Court of Appeal, Sultan Lloyd have expertise both in publicly funded work and commercial immigration, making them one of the outstanding immigration specialists in the Midlands.'

-- Mark Symes, Counsel at Garden Court Chambers, London

'I have been instructed by Messrs SL for a number of years and in various asylum and immigration matters. The firm has always provided a friendly and professional service and is dedicated to achieving the most favourable outcome for their clients. The staff is both efficient and courteous and offers a valuable service to vulnerable clients. I would rate the firm as amongst the very best in this area of law, proven by their many reported cases. I would wholeheartedly recommend this firm to anyone seeking representation in an asylum or immigration case.'
-- Issac Maka, Counsel, London


'As one of SL's ex clients, I can say that they worked very accurately and hard on my case. They also used very good quality interpreters.'
-- Ismail Mohammed Nazhad, Ex asylum client, Birmingham

'SL is a very trustworthy and reliable firm, helping those people seeking asylum. I hope they continue working in this way.'

-- Kurdo Rezaie, Ex asylum client, Birmingham

'. . . a reliable, efficient firm. They explained things very clearly and did exactly what they said they would. I was really impressed with their friendly and efficient service.'-- Miss N Osman, Birmingham