Settlement: refugee or humanitarian protection


Download application form SET(Protection Route) and fill it in to apply for settlement.

You’ll need to send your form and any supporting documents to the address given on the form.

You can’t apply in person - you must send your application by post.

Biometric information

You’ll be asked to provide fingerprints and a digital photo (known as ‘biometric information’) after you send in your application.

When to apply

You should apply during the last month of your current permission to be in the UK.


There’s no fee for applying for settlement as a refugee or person with humanitarian protection.