See this section to find out if you have the right to live here or can apply for permission to do so.
This section explains what you can expect while you are living here, and what we expect from you.
If you are not currently in the United Kingdom, you may need to obtain a visa before you come here. See this section for more information.
See this section if you already have permission to stay in the United Kingdom temporarily (we call this 'limited leave to remain') and wish to stay longer.
Special rules apply if you wish to extend your stay and are a citizen of Turkey. These pages explain how citizens of Turkey can apply to stay in the United Kingdom if they are or will be establishing in business, and the rights Turkish citizens have if they are already working here.
You can transfer your visa to a new passport, although this is not necessary, provided you carry both passports when travelling.
If you wish to apply for permission to settle in the United Kingdom permanently (we call this ‘indefinite leave to remain’), you will need to show that you have enough knowledge of language and life here. See this section for more information.
If you are unable to use your national passport, you may be able to apply to us for travel documents. This section explains who is eligible and how to apply.
If we refuse your application for residency, you may have a right to appeal. See this section for more information.
This page provides details of the fee that you need to pay when applying to extend your temporary permission to stay in the United Kingdom or for permanent residence.
This page provides details of our service standards for further leave to remain and settlement applications.
If these pages do not answer all your questions, or you are currently in the United Kingdom and want to know where to send your application or how to make your application in person, you can contact us.