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Processing times

Please do consider the processing times for your ILR application. Standard processing times are up to 6 months and you are unable to travel outside the UK whilst your application is being processed.

For this reason, many applicants pay an additional £500 for the priority service fee, or £800 for the super priority service, which allows you to get a decision within 5 working days or the next working day respectively.

If you would like further advice about your ILR application, please contact a member of our specialist Immigration Team.


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