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Settlement checking service

Settlement checking service provided by local authorities to check UK applications for indefinite leave to remain as the partner of a person settled in the UK.

The Settlement Checking Service will no longer be available from 30 November 2018.

You can use this service to request a local authority to accept and send your SET (M) application to the Home Office.

They will make sure that your application is correctly completed and will copy and return your original documents on the same day.

They will not be able to give you settlement advice.

Make an appointment

You must contact a local authority to book an appointment to use this service. They will be able to tell you what the appointment times are.

You can check where your nearest local authority is that provides this service and how to contact them below.

Fees

The local authority will tell you the fee you must pay to use this service.

What you need to bring with you

You will need to bring your:

  • original passport
  • original documents
  • a printed copy of your application form

Additional information

Local authorities must be registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner to provide this service.

Using this service does not guarantee the success of your application.

The Home Office may contact you for more information after you submit your application.

Settlement checking service: local authorities list

There are currently no local authorities in Wales offering the settlement checking service.

  1. Settlement checking service - England
  2. Settlement checking service - Greater London
  3. Settlement checking service - Scotland
Published 14 February 2014
Last updated 13 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. The Settlement Checking Service will no longer be available from 30 November 2018.
  2. Updated page to notify users that there are currently no local authorities in Wales offering the settlement checking service.
  3. Updated guidance.
  4. Updated guidance.
  5. First published.