Permanent stay in the UK

Services

  1. Find out if you can 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'

  2. Apply to become a British citizen by naturalisation (form AN)

    Use form AN to apply for citizenship by naturalisation if you are living in the UK.

  3. Application to register child under 18 as British citizen: form MN1

    Form to apply to register a child under 18 as a British citizen.

  1. Application for UK visa for family settlement: form VAF4A and appendix 2

    Application form and guidance to apply for a visa to join a partner, child or other family member who is settled in the UK.

  2. Settle in the UK in various immigration categories: form SET(O)

    Form to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK in various immigration categories and for a biometric residence permit.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Get a passport for your child

    Get a passport for your child or baby - renewals and first child passports, application form, supporting paperwork, eligibility, costs

  2. Fees for citizenship applications
  3. Immigration Rules
  1. UK residence for EU citizens

    Apply for a registration certificate if you're a citizen of the EU or a European Economic Area (EEA) country and want to prove your right to live in the UK.

    • Guide
  2. Applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests

    • Guidance
    • UK Visas and Immigration
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News and communications

  1. The Chief Inspector has published a report on the Home Office’s application of the good character requirement in the case of young persons who apply for registration as British citizens

    • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
    • Press release
  2. Update: new immigration and nationality fees

    • UK Visas and Immigration
    • News story
  3. New immigration and nationality fees for 2016 to 2017

    • UK Visas and Immigration
    • News story
  4. Applications for British citizenship: war crimes screening

    • UK Visas and Immigration
    • Written statement
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Policy and engagement

  1. EU Settlement Scheme statement of intent

    • Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration
    • Policy paper
  2. UK visa fees

    • UK Visas and Immigration
    • Policy paper
  3. Response to an inspection report on the review and removal of immigration, refugee and citizenship status

    • UK Visas and Immigration
    • Policy paper
  4. An inspection on learning from immigration litigation

    • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
    • Independent report
  5. Report on the review and removal of immigration, refugee and citizenship "status"

    • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
    • Independent report
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Transparency

  1. Applications for naturalisation received from 1 May 2014 to 30 June 2014

    • Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration
    • Foi release
  2. Naturalisation as a British Citizen applications processed, January to September 2013

    • Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration
    • Foi release
  3. Pending indefinite leave to remain SET(O) applications

    • Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration
    • Foi release
  4. Indefinite leave to remain applications: processing times, 2012

    • Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration
    • Foi release
  5. Settlement rights of migrants: Tiers 1 and 2

    • Migration Advisory Committee
    • Research
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