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Does this visa lead to settlement/ILR in the UK?

You can apply for settlement if you have lived in the UK for 5 years on a partner visa. However time spent on the fiancé/proposed civil partner route does not count towards this five years.

If you are not eligible to apply for ILR after 5 years, in some circumstances you can apply to settle in the UK after 10 years.

For more information on settlement/ILR please see our information on this here.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Partner Visas section.


Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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