An individual is permitted to make an application for a No Time Limit (NTL) to be endorsed on his/her passport as long as he/she has been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) on an old passport. A new Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) will be issued to the person on a biometric residence permit normally called the BRP card.
Same-day visa service is available for the NTL application giving you the opportunity to get a decision on the application within 24 hours.
Say for example you have lost or want to replace your Indefinite Leave to Remain application – whether old style or new style, you may need to make an NTL application on that basis.
When we say old style, we refer to the old way of endorsing or granting indefinite leave to remain. It used to be by way of a stamp on your passport or a le/er saying that you have been granted indefinite leave to remain. New style on the other hand refers to where you have been granted indefinite leave to remain in a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).
What we have seen is that some employers who do not know what the old-style indefinite leave to remain looks like may be wary of your claim that you have indefinite leave to remain on the basis of that document.
The No Time Limit application, therefore, allows you to apply for a Biometric Residence Permit that most employers and the general public is more conversant with.
The No Time Limit therefore essentially just converts the Indefinite Leave to remain that you already have to a card.
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