Permanent Residence

Permanent Residence

Permanent Residence in the UK: The official term is Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK, and this means that a person has acquired the right to stay in the UK without any time limit, and with freedom to work, or run a business, and generally to do most of the things that a British Citizen can do. 

How does a person living temporarily in the UK acquire Permanent Residence?

If the temporary residence held is for long term work or business, or for investment in the UK, or because of relationship to a person living here, or if the applicant has spent over 10 years living lawfully in the UK on continuous temporary residence permits, then an application can be made for permanent residence. 

Please note that applicants must pass the Life in the UK test before applying.

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