• Apply to settle in the UK

    Check if you qualify to settle in the UK based on your current visa or relationship to people in the UK. Settlement is also called 'indefinite leave to remain'.

  • Apply to settle in the UK: long residence

    Apply to stay in the UK without time restrictions ('indefinite leave to remain') after being in the UK for 10 years - eligibility, documents you need, how to apply, family members

  • Settlement: refugee or humanitarian protection

    Apply to settle ('indefinite leave to remain') in the UK if you've had a residence card as a refugee or person with humanitarian protection.

  • Apply for a Returning Resident visa

    Apply for permission to come back to the UK to live if you were previously settled (given 'indefinite leave to remain') but you've been away for more than 2 years – eligibility, documents required, how to apply

  • Life in the UK Test

    Use this official service for booking a Life in the UK Test as part of your application for citizenship or settlement - fees, how to prepare, how to book a test, refunds, complaints

  • Prove your knowledge of English for citizenship and settling

    How you can show you know English when you apply for citizenship and to settle in the UK and when you don't have to

  • Apply to remain in the UK with family

    Apply to extend or switch to a 'family of a settled person visa' to remain in the UK with your partner or child – eligibility, documents required, how to apply and how to extend your stay

  • Become a British citizen

    Check your eligibility for citizenship - how to apply, children under 18, the Life in the UK Test and citizenship ceremonies