Settlement in the UK
UK Settlement or Indefinite Leave to Remain allows you to live and work in the UK without restrictions on length of stay. You will also have access to such benefits as government-funded medical care, education, and a pathway to British citizenship.
Form SET(F) is the application form for UK Settlement (Indefinite Leave to Remain of:
- Children under the age of 18 of a parent or parents or a relative present and settled in the UK;
- Adopted children under the age of 18 to a parent or parents present and settled in the UK;
- The parent, grandparent or other dependent relative aged 18 or over of a person who is present and settled in the UK.
To apply for UK Settlement as the child under the age of 18 of a parent or relative settled in the UK using Form SET(F), the child must be seeking to join a parent, parents, or a relative in one of the qualifying circumstances:
- Both parents are present and settled in the UK.
- Both parents are being admitted on the same occasion for settlement.
- One parent is present and settled in the UK and the other is being admitted on the same occasion for settlement.
- One parent is present and settled in the UK or being admitted for settlement and the other parent is deceased.
- One parent is present and settled in the UK or being admitted for settlement and has sole responsibility for and custody of the child.
- One parent or relative is present and settled in the UK or being admitted for settlement and there are compelling reasons for the child to live or remain under the custody and care of that parent or relative.
UK Adopted Child
To apply for UK Settlement as the adopted child under the age of 18 of a UK settled person using form SET(F), the child and the circumstances of his/her adoption must meet either the requirements for bringing an adopted child to the UK; adopting a child from a designated country; or inter-country adoption.
- Bring Adopted Child to the UK
- Was adopted when both parents lived together abroad or when either parent was settled in the UK;
- Has the same rights as any of your other children;
- Was adopted because his/her original parents could not care for him/her, and there has been a genuine transfer of parental responsibility;
- Has broken all ties with his/her original family; and
- Was not adopted for the sole reason of entering the UK.
- Child Adopted in a Designated Country
- Both adoptive parents are settled in the UK; or
- Both adoptive parents have permission to settle in the UK permanently and both are entering the country together with the child; or
- One of the adoptive parents has permission to settle in the UK permanently and is entering the country with the child, and the other adoptive parent is already settled in the UK.
- Inter-Country Adoption
- The child is coming to the UK to be adopted under the Hague Convention on inter-country adoption;
- The parent(s) are both habitually resident in the UK and are able to properly care for the child financially without aid from public funds;
- The child has been entrusted to the prospective parents by the authorities of the country from which he/she is coming.
To apply for UK Settlement as the adult dependant relative of a UK settled person using form SET(F), you must meet the following requirements:
- You are the parent, grandparent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a British citizen or settled person;
- You need long-term personal care to perform daily tasks;
- The care you need is not available or affordable in the country where you are from;
- Your sponsor can show that he/she is able to provide adequate care for five years without the aid of public funds.