Indefinite Leave as a Refugee

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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What is the Eligibility Requirement to apply for Settlement as a refugee, Humanitarian Protection or discretionary Leave?

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:

    • Have been convicted of an offence that lead to 4 years or more imprisonment
    • Have been convicted of an offence that lead to 12 months