Indefinite leave to remain

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Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) or permanent residency (PR) is an immigration status granted to a person who does not hold the right of abode in the United Kingdom (UK), but who has been admitted to the UK without any time limit on his or her stay and who is free to take up employment or study.wikipedia
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Right of abode (United Kingdom)

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Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) or permanent residency (PR) is an immigration status granted to a person who does not hold the right of abode in the United Kingdom (UK), but who has been admitted to the UK without any time limit on his or her stay and who is free to take up employment or study. A person who has indefinite leave to remain, the right of abode or Irish citizenship has settled status if resident in the United Kingdom (all full British citizens have the right of abode).
However, it should not be confused with the indefinite leave to remain (ILR), another form of long-term residency status in the UK which is more comparable to other countries' permanent residence status.

Naturalization

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Settled status is central to British nationality law, as the most usual route to naturalisation or registration as a British citizen requires that the applicant be settled in the UK.

British nationality law

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Settled status is central to British nationality law, as the most usual route to naturalisation or registration as a British citizen requires that the applicant be settled in the UK. A person who has indefinite leave to remain, the right of abode or Irish citizenship has settled status if resident in the United Kingdom (all full British citizens have the right of abode).

Life in the United Kingdom test

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The Life in the United Kingdom test is a computer-based test constituting one of the requirements for anyone seeking Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or naturalisation as a British citizen.

Modern immigration to the United Kingdom

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Under Appendix EU to the Immigration Rules, this new immigration status is confirmed as 'Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the United Kingdom' although citizens with the status receive no physical documentation confirming this status.
The Immigration Rules, under the Immigration Act 1971, were updated in 2012 (Appendix FM) to create a strict minimum income threshold for non-EU spouses and children to be given leave to remain in the UK.

UK Ancestry visa

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After this, the holder can apply for an extension (limited leave to remain) or for indefinite leave to remain (ILR).

British Overseas citizen

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British Overseas citizens, British subjects and British protected persons do not lose ILR no matter how long they stay outside the UK.
If given indefinite leave to remain (ILR), they are eligible to stand for election to the House of Commons and local government.

British subject

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British Overseas citizens, British subjects and British protected persons do not lose ILR no matter how long they stay outside the UK.
If given indefinite leave to remain (ILR), they are eligible to stand for election to the House of Commons and local government.

Right of abode

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Unlike other EU/EEA nationals, Irish citizens who move to the UK are granted a "settled status", a status that goes beyond indefinite leave to remain.

British protected person

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British Overseas citizens, British subjects and British protected persons do not lose ILR no matter how long they stay outside the UK.
BPPs may become British citizens by registration, rather than naturalisation, after residing in the United Kingdom for more than five years and possessing indefinite leave to remain for more than one year.

United Kingdom

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Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) or permanent residency (PR) is an immigration status granted to a person who does not hold the right of abode in the United Kingdom (UK), but who has been admitted to the UK without any time limit on his or her stay and who is free to take up employment or study.

Employment

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Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) or permanent residency (PR) is an immigration status granted to a person who does not hold the right of abode in the United Kingdom (UK), but who has been admitted to the UK without any time limit on his or her stay and who is free to take up employment or study.

Irish nationality law

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A person who has indefinite leave to remain, the right of abode or Irish citizenship has settled status if resident in the United Kingdom (all full British citizens have the right of abode).

Home student (United Kingdom)

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ILR holders pay home student rates (i.e. the same rate as British, EU, EEA and Swiss citizens) for study at higher education institutions in the UK.

Commonwealth citizen

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Commonwealth citizens who have ILR and are resident in the UK have the right to vote and stand as candidates in all elections.

UK Visas and Immigration

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UK Visas and Immigration has discretion to grant ILR outside the Immigration Rules either where someone qualifies under one of the immigration policy concessions or for reasons that are particularly compelling in circumstance and it is almost certain that there will be no change in circumstances within five years.

European Economic Area

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Citizens of countries in the European Economic Area (other than British and Irish citizens) and Swiss citizens obtain permanent residence status automatically after five years' residence in the United Kingdom exercising Treaty rights rather than ILR.

Swiss nationality law

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Citizens of countries in the European Economic Area (other than British and Irish citizens) and Swiss citizens obtain permanent residence status automatically after five years' residence in the United Kingdom exercising Treaty rights rather than ILR.

Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006

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The rights of EEA citizens are not governed by UK Immigration Regulations, but rather the EEA Regulations.

Brexit

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In 2018, the UK government has indicated that a new immigration status would be created for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens with settled status due to the fact that their permanent residence status will lapse following Brexit.

Android (operating system)

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On 1 November 2018, the Home Office launched a limited pilot of the scheme for certain persons working in higher education, health care or social care sectors and having access to an Android device.

Member of parliament

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All Labour MPs voted for preserving the retroactive aspect of the changes, while all other MPs voted that the Government should bring in transitional arrangements to allow those already in the UK before the rule change to qualify under the previous four-year rule.

Deportation

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ILR may also be curtailed by the Home Secretary for reasons of national security or if the holder of the ILR commits an offence that could lead to their deportation from the United Kingdom.

Leave to enter

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Permanent residency

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