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. Settle in the UK as the partner of a person, or parent of a child, who is in the UK and settled here: form SET(M)

    Form to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK if you are the partner of a person, or parent of a child, who is present and settled in the UK.

  3. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Application to transfer indefinite leave to remain in UK: form NTL

    Form to apply to transfer an existing settlement visa from an old passport to a biometric residence permit.

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Guidance and regulation

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

  3. 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

  1. 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

  2. Windrush scheme and information
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News and communications

Policy and engagement

  1. EU Settlement Scheme statement of intent
  2. An inspection on learning from immigration litigation
  3. Home Office response to the report on an inspection of settlement casework
  4. Inspection report on settlement casework, November 2015
  5. Armed Forces family migration: statement of intent
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  1. Settlement rights of migrants: Tiers 1 and 2
  2. Response to the Independent Chief Inspector's report on Pakistan settlement applications
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