Gentili Stark
Gentili Stark

Obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

If you are looking to live permanently in the UK, you may be able to gain Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). We can help you navigate the complex procedures behind the application process.

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

If you have lived continuously and lawfully for 5 or 10 years in the UK, you may be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain. If you have ILR or ILE (Indefinite Leave to Enter), there is no longer any time limit on your ability to stay in the UK, and you are settled in the UK.

You are free to study and work in any profession, or employment, including self-employment. You have a right to free healthcare, and you may be entitled to benefits.

Your non-UK family members may be able to join you in the UK.

There are multiple ways to apply for the Indefinite Leave to Remain status. You can either take either a 5-year or 10-year route UK visa to be eligible for ILR. Our UK long residence solicitors will look at your case and offer you tailored solutions for your ILR. If you’re a Swiss or EU citizen, then you don’t need to apply for an ILR. Instead, you can opt for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

If you have lived at least 12 months in the UK after being granted ILR, you may be eligible for British Citizenship.

If you have ILR (settled status) granted under the EU Settlement Scheme, you will not need to apply for a document confirming your status. The Home Office will have emailed you a link to an online service that you can use to view and prove your status.

Besides your residency, you are required to:

  • have sufficient English knowledge - either a B1 to C2 qualification or a British degree
  • pass the Life In The UK test

There may be more requirements to meet, depending on your case. 

For example, you might need to meet specific finance or salary requirements based on your visa. Additionally, you can apply for the ILR just after 2 to 3 years if you have a tier 1 UK visa, an innovator visa, or a global talent visa.

We can help you connect with the right Indefinite Leave to Remain solicitor in the UK to get your process started and give you the right guidance so you have all the right documents to ensure your application doesn’t get rejected.


Our Indefinite Leave to Remain Fees

Our fees depend on the complexities of your case, your immigration history, and urgency. Before we take your instructions, we will agree on the fee with you. Our ILR fees range from £ 1,500 to £ 3,000 plus VAT and disbursements.

We provide tailored solutions for our clients. For details on our services and fees, please see here.

To find out how we can help you today, contact us at 07968 902362 or email We will be in touch with you within 24 hours.


What our clients say

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I just wanted to say thank you for your help with the British citizenship.
You were very helpful and communicated well with me and made me feel at ease. You were with me all through the process. Thank you
I would recommend this solicitor for help with becoming a British citizen

Dorothy Quaye
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Stephane is the most considerate person and ensures that cases win. He explains every step of the process throughly and makes sure that I understand decisions I make to the highest extent. He also charges a reasonable price for the high level of work done. Moreover Stephane is a kind individual who makes everything understandable and easy to follow. Knowing that Stephane is handling a case is very reassuring. He is the reason why I can live with my son.

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I cannot recommend Gentili-Stark enough they spent time on my case, they advised me each step of the way while also preparing all the necessary documents.
They always explained all the steps clearly, all the communication was spot-on and without any delay. I recommend getting in touch with them, truly a fast, friendly & very professional team.

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As a writer of expert medico-legal reports in the immigration and asylum context, I have worked with Stephane Gentili over several years. I have been very impressed both by his commitment to his clients and by the thoroughness of his work. 

Professor Cornelius Katona MD FRCPsych
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Thank you so much for all the work you did on my case, if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today. Your dedication makes you the best lawyer I’ve ever come across and I just want to thank you so so much.

Ijeoma and Family

Why with us?

We are here for you. You can call us outside office hours. We can give you peace of mind.
We have specialised in UK immigration law for 20 years.
We will take the time to get to know you to find the right legal solution for you.
We have happy clients. Our success rate is very high.
There are no surprises. Our fees are transparent and agreed upon with you before we start working.
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