Apply to settle in the UK. makes provision for spouses who are bereaved during the probationary period to be granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK. As long as the relationship was subsisting and that they intended to live together permanently in the UK at the time of the sponsor’s death.
Your ‘partner’ could be your spouse, civil partner or someone you’re living with in a relationship that’s like a marriage or civil partnership.
You can apply to settle in the UK if:
- you currently have temporary permission to stay as the husband, wife or civil partner of a person present and settled here who has died; or
- you currently have temporary permission to stay as the unmarried or same-sex partner of a person present and settled here who has died, and you and your partner were still living together and intending to live permanently together at the time of their death
- Your partner must have been present and settled in the UK when they died.
The Rules relating to bereaved spouses are intended to benefit only those whose sponsor has died during the probationary period and who make their application whilst they still have limited leave to enter or remain in the UK. For example, if you are on further leave to remain, or on the 5-year route you would be eligible for indefinite leave to remain. Want to find out more about UK settlement visas then why not contact us today.
You can apply any time after your partner’s death.
Download and fill in the SET(O) form and send it to the address on the form.
The fees are listed on the form.
You can apply to settle in the UK if your partner dies – find out more
What to do after somebody dies in the UK – how to register a death in the UK