Live Permanently in the UK


 

British Citizenship

There are different ways to apply for British citizenship (or ‘naturalisation’) based on your circumstances. If you’re eligible in more than one way you can choose which way to apply.

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British Citizenship - Other ways you can be eligible

There are other ways to apply for British citizenship (or ‘naturalisation’). If you are eligible in more than one way you can choose which way to apply.

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British Citizenship: Registration of Minors

The British Nationality Act 1981 contains a number of provisions which give minors in certain circumstances an entitlement to registration as British citizens.

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Indefinite Leave to Remain

You can apply to settle in the UK (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) if you have got a residence card as a refugee, or a person with humanitarian protection

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Indefinite leave to remain if you have an Innovator visa

You may be eligible for indefinite leave to remain if you have an Innovator visa. You cannot apply until March 2022 at the earliest - 3 years after this way to settle was introduced.

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Indefinite Leave to Remain - Fees

It costs £2,389 for each person applying. You can include your partner and children on the same application form if they are eligible.

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10 Year Long Residence

You can apply to settle in the UK if you have been in the UK legally for 10 continuous years (known as ‘long residence’).

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20 Year Long Residence -

If you have been in the UK for 20 continuous years then you can apply for settlement visa (known as ILR - Indefinite Leave to Remain) under 20 years Private Life and Long Residence route.

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Windrush Scheme

If you are settled in the UK but do not have a document to prove it, you may be eligible to apply to the ‘Windrush Scheme’.

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