Settlement, also referred to as Indefinite Leave to Remain allows you to live and work in the UK without restriction. There are a number of strict requirements which must be met in order to be eligible to apply. These depend on which visa you hold and the duration of time you have resided in the UK.
There is no time limit on Indefinite Leave to Remain. However, the status can be lost if you are absent from the UK for a continuous period of 2 years.
Once Indefinite Leave to Remain has been granted, you may then be eligible to apply to naturalise as a British citizen.
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