Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK:
|Introduction of new rules for people applying for indefinite leave to remain (settlement)|
This section explains if you can settle in the United Kingdom under the business person category.
If you are in the United Kingdom under the business person category you will have to spend a continuous period, of at least five years, in the United Kingdom before becoming eligible to apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain).
If you are aged 18-64 in the United Kingdom you should show sufficient knowledge of English language and life in the United Kingdom to apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain).
In order to show that you have knowledge of life in the United Kingdom you will need to:
You may be exempt from taking this test and you should check the BUS guidance to see if you are exempt before making your application.
For further information on this test see the Life in the UK test website.
Making an application
You will need to use the BUS application form to apply for settlement (indefinite leave to remain) and you can download a copy of this form and guidance from the right side of this page. You should read the guidance for further information on knowledge of life in the United Kingdom as well as how to fill in the application form.
For the address of where to send your application form see the Where to send your form section.
You will need to apply for your dependants at the same time as you make your application for settlement and using the same form. Dependants will also need to take the 'Life in the UK' test if they are aged 18-64 and not exempt from taking the test (see above). For information on dependants you should see the Dependants section.
Any dependant children over 18 years old should make their own application on a separate form and pay the appropriate fee.
You will have to pay a fee when you make your application and you should see the Cost section for the current fee
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