10-Year Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) – Long Residence Visa
If you have been living in the UK legally for 10 continuous years (known as ‘long residence’), you can apply to settle in the UK. Once you settle in the UK, also known as “Indefinite Leave to Remain”, you can stay in the UK without any time restrictions.
If you don’t meet all the eligibility requirements, you might be able to extend your stay for another 2 years (known as ‘leave to remain’).
You’ll also need to pay £19.20 to have your biometric information (fingerprints and a photo) taken.
Get a faster decision on your application
If you’re applying to settle you can pay an extra £800 for the super priority service. You’ll get a decision:
- by the end of the next working day after providing your biometric information if your appointment is on a weekday
- 2 working days after providing your biometric information if your appointment is at the weekend
Working days are Monday to Friday, not including bank holidays.