An ILR (Indefinite Leave to Remain) visa in the UK is a form of settlement that grants foreign nationals the right to live and work in the UK without any time restrictions. It is also known as permanent residency. ILR visa UK holders can apply for British citizenship after one year of obtaining ILR.
To be eligible for an ILR visa, an individual must have lived in the UK continuously and lawfully for a specified period, which varies depending on the type of visa they hold. For example, those on a Tier 2 (General) visa may be eligible for ILR after five years of continuous residence in the UK. Individuals on a Spouse Visa may be eligible for ILR after five years, provided they have met the requirements.