This page is for people who have temporary permission to enter or remain in the UK as the partner of a British citizen or a person who is settled here. It explains how you can apply to settle here permanently if your partner dies.
You can apply to settle in the UK if:
Your partner must have been present and settled in the UK when they died.
If you meet these requirements, you can apply to settle in the UK using the SET(O) application form. You can apply immediately after your partner's death - you do not need to wait until you have been in th UK for a certain length of time.