Indefinite Leave to Remain


Indefinite leave to remain in the UK: your rights and status

If you have ILR - Indefinite Leave to Remain or ILE - Indefinite Leave to Enter, there is no longer any time limit on your ability to stay in the UK. If you have ILR or ILE and your home is in the UK you are regarded as settled in the UK.

If you do not have a document to prove your ILR or ILE

If you believe that you have ILR or ILE but do not have a document to prove it, you can make a no time limit (NTL) application for confirmation of your status in the form of a biometric residence permit (BRP). 

You can apply for NTL if:

  • your passport containing your status or previous NTL endorsement has been lost, stolen or has expired
  • you have ILR or ILE but you do not have any documentary evidence confirming this
  • you have legitimately changed your identity since being granted indefinite leave and want this confirmed on a BRP

You can apply for NTL using the BRP replacement service.

Windrush Scheme

If you were settled in the UK on 1 January 1973, or arrived in the UK before 1988, you should check if you are eligible to apply for evidence of your status under the Windrush scheme.

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