Leave to Remain
Indefinite leave to remain means you are free from immigration control. There are no restrictions on your work or length of your stay. To qualify for indefinite leave to remain you must have been in the UK for a certain length of time. This differs depending on your current visa status
- For HSMP and work permits - 5 Years
- UK Ancestry - 4 Years
- Marriage - 2 Years
- Unmarried Partners - 2 Years
- Investors - 4 Years
- Writers, Composers, Artists - 4 Years
- Persons establishing themselves in business - 4 Years
- Lawful stay or combination of lawful and unlawful stay - 14 Years
- Lawful stay - 10 Years
There are a number of Home Office requirements that need to be met to keep your Indefinite Leave to Remain status. For example you are not allowed to spend more than 2 years outside the UK and you should consider the UK as your home. If you do not meet these requirements your Indefinite Leave to Remain status may be withdrawn.
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