If you have stayed in the UK for a sufficient length of time then you may qualify for settlement or naturalisation within the UK. Our agents at BPA are trained to identify your needs quickly and will be able to advise you on your circumstance to give you the best possible chance of success in your application.
If you are a husband, wife or civil partner of a British citizen or a person who is present and settled in the UK and your visa or permission to stay is in this category, after you complete a period of 5 years stay in the UK, you may apply settlement in the UK which also known as indefinite leave to remain.
Settlement through work
If you have been working in the UK for a continuous 5 years with a visa category that leads to settlement, you may apply permanent resident in the UK.
Family members route
If you are a family member (except partners) of British citizen or people who are settled in the UK, you may also qualified to apply settlement in the UK. You can apply if you are in one of the following type:
A child aged under 18 of a parent or parents who are settled in the UK
An adopted child aged 18 of a parent or parents who are settled in the UK
The parent, grandparent or other dependant relative aged 18 or over of a person who is settled in the UK and currently living in the UK
Long residence route (10 or 20 years)
If you have been living in the UK lawfully for a continuous period of 10 years, you can apply settlement in the UK. If you have been living in the UK for a continuous period of 20 years, no matter your stay is lawful or unlawful, you can apply settlement in the UK as well. You must submit relevant supporting documents to show you have been spending these years in the UK. You cannot include your dependants in this type of application for settlement.
EEA nationals route
You can apply for a EU Settlement Scheme Settled status after you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years with Pre-settled status.
If you are a commonwealth citizen and your one of your grandparents or both of them were born in the UK, you may be entitled to apply through this category.
You can apply UK settlement if you:
a citizen of commonwealth country
are aged 17 or over
has a grandparent born in the UK, Channel Islands, or Isle of Man (or Republic of Ireland before 31 March 1922)
can accommodate and financially support yourself in the UK
if you qualify the above requirements and you have been living in the UK for a continuous 5 years period, you can apply your settlement in the UK.
*Note: The Immigration Rules are subject to change. You must meet all the requirements of the Immigration Rules at the time when you make your application.
Beaumont Park Associates is always up to date with any change, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding to a Settlement Visa.