Permanent stay in the UK


  1. Check if you can become a British citizen

    There are different ways to apply for British citizenship, including ‘naturalisation’. Check your eligibility to apply.

  2. 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'

  3. 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

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

    Apply for citizenship by naturalisation if you are living in the UK. You can now apply online.

  5. Apply for citizenship if you have indefinite leave to remain

    How to apply for British citizenship if you have indefinite leave to remain (ILR) - form AN, who's eligible, fees and where to send your application

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Immigration Rules
  2. Fees for citizenship applications
  3. Applying for a UK visa: approved English language tests
  4. EU Settlement Scheme pilot: applicant eligibility
  5. Windrush scheme and information
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News and communications

  1. Windrush compensation scheme consultation extends
  2. Home Secretary announces plans for citizenship reforms
  3. Thousands granted citizenship under Windrush scheme
  4. Home Office launches toolkit for employers to support EU Settlement Scheme
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Research and statistics

  1. Immigration statistics, year ending June 2018: data tables
  2. Immigration statistics, year ending June 2018
  3. Citizenship removal resulting in statelessness
  4. Settlement rights of migrants: Tiers 1 and 2
  5. Response to the Independent Chief Inspector's report on Pakistan settlement applications
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. UK visa fees
  2. EU Settlement Scheme statement of intent
  3. Response to an inspection report on the review and removal of immigration, refugee and citizenship status
  4. Immigration Rules archive: 6 April 2017 to 30 April 2017
  5. Home Office response to the report 'A short inspection of the Home Office’s application of the good character requirement in the case of young persons who apply for registration as British citizens’
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Applications for naturalisation received from 1 May 2014 to 30 June 2014
  2. Naturalisation as a British Citizen applications processed, January to September 2013
  3. Pending indefinite leave to remain SET(O) applications
  4. Indefinite leave to remain applications: processing times, 2012
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