The Long Residence category of the Immigration Rules enables those who have lived in the UK lawfully for at least 10 years to apply for Indefinite leave to Remain. Once an applicant has been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain they are able to live in the UK free from immigration restrictions.
In order to make an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain on the basis of ten years Long Residence, an applicant must be able to demonstrate that:
Applications for settlement on the basis of ten years Long Residence must be made from within the UK.
Applicants under the Long Residence route may combine time spent in any category of the Immigration Rules. This includes time spent as a visitor, spouse or under the PBS category.
Those who are granted Indefinite Leave to Remain on the basis of 10 years Long Residence are able to apply to naturalise as a British citizen after they have held this status for a year.
Long Residence only applies to individuals. Dependants must meet the requirement in their own right.