The Super Priority Service is a premium service that allows applicants to receive a decision on their Indefinite Leave to Remain application within 24 hours.

To use the Super Priority Service, you will need to pay an additional fee, which is currently £1,000 per applicant. You can book an appointment for the Super Priority Service when you submit your ILR application online, and you will need to attend a designated service centre in person to submit your biometric information and supporting documents.

It's important to note that not all ILR applications are eligible for the Super Priority Service. In some cases, such as where additional processing is required, the service may not be available. Additionally, the Super Priority Service does not guarantee a positive outcome for your application, and you will still need to meet all the eligibility requirements for ILR.

If you are considering using the Super Priority Service for your ILR application, it's important to plan ahead and ensure that you have all the necessary supporting documents and evidence ready in advance of your appointment. You should also seek guidance from an immigration lawyer to ensure that you understand the requirements and have the best chance of success in your ILR application.

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What is Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)?

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) is a type of immigration status in the UK that allows an individual to live and work in the country without any time restrictions. It is also known as 'settlement' or 'permanent residency'.

You may be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) once you have lived in the UK for a certain number of years as required by the Immigration Rules.

How to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain?

If you want to apply for ILR, you must apply online for Indefinite Leave to Remain by using the correct application form depending on your situation.

Here are the steps you need to take to apply for ILR:

  • Check if you are eligible
  • Collect the necessary documents
  • Fill out the application form
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit your application
  • Book & attend a biometric appointment
  • Wait for a decision

Read this comprehensive guide to learn more about how to apply for ILR, the required documents and fees.

ILR application processing time

You should get a decision within 3-6 months if you are applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) using standard service. However, you may be able to use priority service to get a faster decision.

Check the latest information about the ILR application processing time on the GOV website.

How long does the ILR application process take?

Once you have applied online and attended your biometrics appointment, you'll usually get a decision on your visa within:

  • 3-6 months, if applying using standard service
  • 5 working days, if applying using priority service
  • 24 hours, if applying using super priority service

Super Priority Service

You may be eligible to use the “super priority service” to get a faster decision by the end of the next working day (within 24 hours). You'll need to pay £1,000 in addition to the ILR application fee.

Priority Service

You may be able to choose the 'priority service' when you apply for a UK visa to get a faster decision within 5 working days. You'll need to pay £500 in addition to the ILR application fee.

When you apply, you might be eligible to choose the 'super priority service' or 'priority service' to get your visa faster depending on the type of application.

ILR application fees

Home Office (UKVI) fee for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application is £2,404 per applicant if applying using standard service. You do not need to pay the IHS (Immigration Health Surcharge) if you are applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

Please note that these fees are subject to change, and you should always check the most up-to-date information on the UK government's official website before applying for a visa.

How much does an ILR application cost?

The cost of an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application varies depending on the type of application you are applying for and the type of service you are using such as 'standard service',  'super priority service', or 'priority service'.

Here are some common costs associated with applying for an indefinite leave to remain:

Please note that the above is a general list of costs associated with UK visa applications. There may be additional costs such translation fee depending on your circumstances.

Immigration lawyer fees

Our expert UK immigration lawyer will guide you through every step of the Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application process including advice about legal requirements and eligibility criteria.

At Rex Law Chambers, our immigration lawyer charges a fixed fee between £800-£1000 for our complete legal services in relation to your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

How can an immigration lawyer help you?

If you need legal advice or help with your Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application, our immigration lawyer can provide legal assistance.

Immigration lawyer at Rex Law Chambers will:

  • advise you about eligibility criteria and the requirement;
  • provide you with a comprehensive checklist of supporting documents;
  • fill in and submit your ILR application;
  • check all the supporting documents;
  • upload all the supporting documents online in their correct format and order;
  • schedule your biometrics appointments;
  • prepare a cover letter or letter of representation to support your application;
  • dealing and responding to any enquiries or correspondence from the Home Office (UKVI);
  • do all the follow-up work on your ILR application until a decision is received from the Home Office (UKVI).

Contact our experienced and friendly immigration lawyer on 0161 989 9370 or fill in our enquiry form to get reliable & confidential immigration advice and legal assistance with a Settlement (ILR) application or any other immigration matter.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Here are some commonly asked questions about Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR):

Individuals with ILR are still subject to certain restrictions, such as the requirement to notify the Home Office of any changes in their circumstances, and they can lose their ILR status if they spend 2 or more continuous years outside the UK.

Each applicant needs to pay £2,404 for their Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application if applying for ILR using the standard service.

The length of time it takes to receive a decision on an ILR application can vary depending on a number of factors, but typically it can take up to six months. You can pay extra for a priority service to receive a decision faster.

You must apply for ILR online by completing the relevant application form and providing supporting documents to prove that you meet the eligibility requirements.

Read this comprehensive guide to learn more about how to apply for ILR, the required documents and fees.

With ILR, you can live and work in the UK permanently, and you are not subject to immigration controls or restrictions. You may also be eligible for certain benefits, such as access to the NHS and social security benefits, among others.

Call Rex Law Chambers on 0161 989 9370 for confidential legal advice and help with your ILR application. You can get help from our immigration lawyer in person, over the phone, via WhatsApp, email or live chat.

Need legal advice or help from an immigration lawyer?

Call us on 0161 989 9370 or fill in the enquiry form to get legal advice or help with your UK visa application. Our UK immigration lawyer is ready to assist you.

At Rex Law Chambers, we specialise in a wide range of UK visas and nationality applications and our principal immigration lawyer has a wealth of experience and expert knowledge to deal with all types of UK visas and immigration applications. He has successfully handled many complex and high-profile cases and also represented clients in their immigration matters.

Free immigration advice online

Our immigration lawyer can provide one-off FREE general legal advice online via live chat or through the enquiry form. The FREE advice does not cover the advice in relation to complex legal issues or advice about documents to be submitted in support of the application.

If you would like to get detailed immigration advice then please schedule an in-person, Zoom, or phone consultation by using our appointment request form.