Comprehensive Guide to No Time Limit (NTL) Application

A person having indefinite permission to remain (ILR) or to enter (ILE) may transfer their leave status (no time limit stamp) to a biometric residence permit (BRP) via the No Time Limit application.

If your program is accepted, you’ll obtain an NTL BRP. An NTL BRP certifies that an individual with ILE or ILR is a resident of the UK and has established themselves there, reducing the need to seek a visa and other authorisation to keep in the country.

An individual with ILR or ILE isn’t required to apply for an NTL BRP, although there are several advantages to this, such as:

  • Compared to an ILR/ILE sticker in a passport, there is less possibility that an NTL BRP will be fraudulently used by someone else. This is a result of the “enhanced security features” (sticker) of NTL BRP.
  • Confirms the right to work, remain permanently, and receive benefits in the United Kingdom.
  • It makes it easier to use the online checking services provided by the Home Office, which became live on April 6, 2022, to demonstrate your eligibility for employment or housing.
  • Facilitates travel into and out of the United Kingdom more easily.

Who can apply for NTL?

Applying for an NTL BRP requires that you:

  • In the UK, retain ILE or ILR.
  • They always retained their ILR and their ILE.
  • Qualified to keep an ILR or ILE in the UK.
  • Apply from a UK location.

Who is unable to apply for no time limit application?

The next people are not competent to receive an NTL BRP:

  • Citizens of the United Kingdom or Irish.
  • Commonwealth citizens who are not British citizens are usually granted this privilege.
  • Individuals who are citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) or members of their family who received permanent residency before the end of 2020 under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016.
  • EEA nationals (or members of their families) if the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) grants them Settled Status.
  • People who have been authorised by the British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) pathway.

Documents required to apply for NTL

You should prepare and submit your NTL BRP move application to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) with the following documents:

  • Photographic identification, such as a passport, national identity card, driving license, convention travel document, or Home Office travel document, is required.
  • A biometric home card, an ILR/ILE grant letter from the Home Company, an ILR/ILE vignette tag, or even a biometric home let demonstrating long keep to remain may all demonstrate your ILR or ILE status.
  • Proof of name modify (marriage certification, deed poll, etc.).
  • When you apply, you will be informed of the papers that must be uploaded to support your application.

Cost for no time limit application

The good news is that No-Time-Limit Programs are actually clear of the House Company. In the past, they were charged an application fee and a biometric enrolment fee totalling £248.20.

What is the duration of a No Time Limit application?

After your application is completed, your documents are uploaded, and your biometrics are collected, you should hear back within 6 months.

If No Time Limit is rejected, is there a way to appeal?

Unfortunately, you cannot appeal a decision denying your application for a No-Time-Limit BRP. In this case, we advise speaking with an immigration lawyer about the circumstances. Depending on the specifics of your case, they might advise you to reapply to UKVI, addressing any of the grounds for your rejection.


The No Time Limit app is straightforward to use and completely free. Consult with our immigration solicitors if you require legal guidance about other visa applications, such as the ILR. My Legal Services is available to help if you need assistance with your NTL application. My Legal Services is well-versed in every aspect of immigration law in the United Kingdom.

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