Work & Business Settlement
Eligibility Requirements for Settlement
Settlement as a Tier 2 General Worker
Settlement as an Appendix W migrant
Workers under the Innovator may qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain if they have spent 3 years in the UK. No other leave is permitted to be combined with this category. In order to be eligible to apply for settlement as an Innovator migrant, the applicant must obtain an endorsement letter confirming that the applicant has shown significant achievements, judged against the business plan assessed in their previous endorsement, the applicant’s business is registered with Companies House and the applicant is listed as a director or member of that business, the business is active and trading, the business appears to be sustainable for at least the following 12 months, based on its assets and expected income, weighed against its current and planned expenses and the applicant has demonstrated an active key role in the day-to-day management and development of the business.
In addition to this, the applicant must also meet at least two of the following requirements.
In relation to Global Talent category, applicants may apply for Indefinite Leave after the completion of 3 years if the last endorsement was given under exceptional talent criteria by any endorsing body, exceptional promise criteria by endorsing bodies for science, engineering, humanities and medicine or endorsement was given under the UKRI “endorsed funder” fast track criteria. If the last endorsement was given under the “exceptional promise” criteria for Arts Council England or Tech Nation, applicants should wait 5 years before they can apply. In order to be eligible to apply for settlement as a Global Talent migrant, the applicant must meet both of the below criterias.
Settlement as a Sole Representative of Overseas Business
Settlement as a person with UK Ancestry
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Frequently Asked Questions
Applicants will normally be able to apply for naturalisation as a British Citizen 12 months after obtaining the settlement, unless they are married to a British Citizen spouse, in that case they can apply immediately.