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Obtaining ILR, also known as ‘settlement’, is an important milestone in any migrant’s immigration journey. It gives you the right to live, work and study in the UK indefinitely and without any restrictions. Further down the line, it can also be used to apply for British citizenship so if you are eligible for ILR, it is worth making your application as soon as possible.

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