Settlement or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK

Live, work and study in the UK for as long as you like with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or Settlement. Many visa categories provide a route to ILR, so get in touch to find out whether you are eligible and our specialist immigration lawyers will help you navigate the complex requirements and application process.

At Lexus Law, we recognise the appeal of the wealth of work and study opportunities on offer in the UK. If you’ve been living in the country for five years or more, you and your family may be eligible to make it your permanent home by applying for ILR or settlement.

If you arrived to the UK on an Investor, Innovator, or Global Talent visa, you may be able to apply for settlement within as little as two or three years. Our skilled immigration lawyers will guide you through the complicated ILR application process, providing bespoke legal advice every step of the way.

  • We will help you to gather all the required supporting documents to ensure your ILR application is submitted fully and accurately, giving you the best chance for success.
  • If your settlement application is unfortunately denied, we can advise you on the best next steps for your situation. This could be to request an Administrative Review, to appeal against the decision, or to submit a new application.
  • If you have already been granted ILR, we can advise on the process of applying for citizenship.

Speak to our team

Contact us today to find out how our experienced UK immigration lawyers can help you to navigate the application process for Settlement/ILR in the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different routes to Settlement / ILR?

Some of the most common routes to ILR in the UK are listed below:

Will I need to take a test as part of my ILR application?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 years old, and you want to apply for Settlement in the UK, you will need to pass the Life in the UK test. The test covers elements of British customs and traditions and you will have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions. The Life in the UK test costs £50 and can be booked online via the Home Office website.

Our Process


Contact us to book your complimentary consultation.

If you need trustworthy legal advice regarding immigration in the UK, we would be pleased to help. Fill in our contact form with a brief overview of your situation and we will be in touch as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation with our immigration law experts.


Let us review your circumstances and provide a quotation.

During your free consultation, we will provide guidance on how we can support you with your immigration needs. Once we have assessed your current situation and objectives, we will advise on the best course of action and will supply a quotation for our recommended services.


Leave the complex legal matters to our dedicated immigration lawyers.

Once you have approved the quote, we will supply you with our full terms of business. After the terms have been agreed to, we will work closely with you (or on your behalf where appropriate) to achieve your immediate and long-term UK immigration goals.

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