UK Residency - Permanent Residence in the UKPermanent residence [ or indefinite leave to remain ] depends on the status of your stay in the UK to date and consequently how long you need to have been here to qualify.
|Status ( Type of Visa currently )||Qualifying period|
|Work permit||4 years|
|Writers, composers and artists||4 years|
|Sole representatives||4 years|
|To establish in business||4 years|
|Unmarried partners||2 years|
|Illegal stay on any basis||14 years|
|Legal stay on any basis||10 years|
Permanent residence removes any immigration based restrictions.
After one year of permanent residence you can apply for naturalisation.