NTL Application


What is a NTL (No Time Limit) Application?

If you have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK or Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE), but have not yet applied for do not have a Biometric Residence Permit, a NTL application to the Home Office should be made to transfer your indefinite leave to remain (ILR) or (ILE) to transferred with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Card.

What is the difference between no time limit and indefinite leave to remain?

A No Time Limit application falls under the same category as a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). A No Time Limit stamp is actually the ‘old’ way Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) used to be granted with new applications for ILR, you will be given a Biometric Residence Permit.

What documents are required for a NTL (No Time Limit) Application:

  • You will need to provide evidence of your identity such as a Passport or ID Card
  • You may have your passport or previous passport endorsed with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or Indefinite leave to Enter (ILE)
  • You may have an old Home Office letter confirming the grant of your ILR or Immigration Status. The Home Office may also request any further documents if required.
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How to apply to Transfer an ILR to a BRP Card

Applications for NTL must be made in the UK on the NTL Application form and needs a fee. The application form must be accomplished online, and you will require having your biometrics taken.

How much is the Application Fee to Transfer an ILR to a BRP

The application fee for a NTL application is currently £161.00, plus £19.20 for the biometric fingerprint fee. You may need to also pay a separate fee for booking an appointment. If you want a faster decision you can pay an extra £800 for the Super Priority Service. You will receive a decision the next working day. There is no fee payable towards the Immigration Health Surcharge, known as the NHS charge

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