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Your situation is a little different from normal.
“indefinite leave to remain” is the non-eea equivalent of “permanent residence” (PR is for EEA natioanls such as you).
If you were a non-EEA citizen then you would apply to transfer to a “no time limit” BRP by using the procedure on the following page:
The problem is that this if for non-EEA nationals only, as you will see from the form itself:
You will see this is confirmed on the third paragraph of the front page.
There is not really an EEA equivalent.
Obviously, EEA nationals can apply for PR using the forms on the following page:
The form can also be used where a holder of PR has had it lost or stolen, so in my view you are best off applying using this form but submitting a covering letter in which you specifically refer to your old passports which demonstrate that you already hold PR and that you are simply applying in order to have a BRP issued to you.
You are absolutely correct that you now need a PR BRP in order to apply to naturalise as a UK citizen and given that EEA nationals cannot use the non-EEA “no time limit” transfer to a BRP, this would be the best way forward.
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Excersing treaty rights is where you are either working studying or being self-sufficient by not claiming excessive benefits period indefinite leave to remain or permanent residence is what you get when you have a right to stay permanently in the UK without working or studying.
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