You can apply to settle in the UK (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) if you’ve got a residence card as a:
- person with humanitarian protection
Check if you’re eligible in the relevant category.
There’s no fee for applying for settlement as a refugee or person who’s been given humanitarian protection.
You may be able to include your partner and any children on your settlement application if they’re already in the UK as your dependants. This includes children born in the UK.
If your application is successful, your family members will have the same permission to stay in the UK as you do.
If you cannot include your family members on your settlement application
If your family was formed before you left your country, your partner and children can apply to be reunited with you in the UK.
Your family members must apply for a visa to join you in the UK if one of the following is true:
- they’re not eligible to apply as a partner or a child
- your family was formed after you left your country
If your application is successful, your family members will have permission to stay in the UK for the same length of time as you.