You can apply to settle in the UK if you’ve been in the UK legally for 10 continuous years (known as ‘long residence’).
Settling (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’) means you can stay in the UK without any time restrictions.
You may be able to extend your stay for another 2 years (known as ‘leave to remain’) even if you don’t meet all the eligibility requirements.
UK visas can sometimes take months before the decision is taken on them by the Home Office. We are registered and regulated by the OISC and if you are making in-country applications we can submit your application in the PEO and get the decision on the same day. The appointments need to be booked in advance and due to high demand it worthwhile to apply the earliest possible.
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