You may be able to apply for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) if you have a refugee status or humanitarian protection (sometimes called ‘settlement protection’ ) or Discretionary Leave.
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You must have a residence card if you’re a refugee or person with humanitarian protection.
You can apply after spending a continuous period of 5 years in the UK as either someone with refugee status or humanitarian protection.
You must not:
If you have Discretionary Leave, you can apply after:
If you are a person with a refugee status or humanitarian protection living in the UK or with discretionary leave you are exempted from the English Language Requirement.
There’s no fee if you’re a refugee, a person with humanitarian protection or their partner or child.
If you have Discretionary Leave it costs £2,389 for you and each other person you include in your application.
If you have refugee status or humanitarian protection you cannot use the ‘super priority service’. You’ll usually get a decision within 6 months.
However, those with Discretionary Leave can apply for Super Priority service and will get their decisions in 2 working days.
In order to qualify for settlement on a protection route, the applicant’s refugee status or humanitarian protection must not have been revoked or renounced.
Any current or expired passports for the applicants
Any travel documents that have been issued
Any National Identity Cards
Current Biometric Residence Permit
Birth certificates for child dependents on application
Evidence you have established a life in the UK
Correspondence at your current address
If your application is approved, You can do the following : work, run a business, study, use public services, such as healthcare and schools, apply for public funds (benefits) and pensions
You can apply for British citizenship, usually after a minimum of 12 months.
You can lose your indefinite leave to remain if you: