This route is for refugees and those granted with humanitarian protection to obtain settlement further to holding the status for 5 years and living in the UK. The dependants who were part of the original asylum claim and were granted leave in line may also apply for settlement at the same time.
In order to qualify for Settlement under the protection route, the applicants need to satisfy the below requirements.
The applicants must make the application for Settlement under protection route and may include any family members who were originally granted leave in line with the refugee or any children born in the UK. Once the application is submitted, Home Office will then process the application further to biometric enrolment and receipt of supporting documentation. Home Office operates a Safe Returns policy and will consider if grant of Settlement is no longer appropriate and whether the individual no longer needs the protection originally sought and given. The reasons requiring cessation (revoking refugee status) must be compelling and is in fact a high threshold to achieve. Applicants are therefore encouraged to submit detailed evidence that demonstrates current risk, based on country background evidence. If the settlement application is refused, but refugee status is not revoked, then a limited leave to remain for 3 years will be granted which can be renewed.
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