If you have indefinite leave to remain or enter the UK, you do not need to apply to stay. If you need to live outside the UK in the future, you can apply for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. You can reside outside the United Kingdom for up to five years without losing your settled status. After this time, you will need to reapply.
Those with temporary permission to remain cannot be removed except by being returned to their original country of residence or otherwise departing the UK. This includes those who had been granted refugee status or protection from deportation, and those who had been granted leave to remain as an alternative to removal from the country.
In general terms, if you are living in the UK legally and indefinitely, you will be able to stay here permanently. However, if you want to stay longer than six months then you should consider applying for permanent residency. Permanent residents are given a passport that allows them to travel freely within the European Union (EU). They also have the right to work in the UK.
It is important to note that even if you have indefinite leave to remain, if you commit a crime where you're sentenced to prison, you could be deported even if there's no specific mention of leaving the UK in the court sentence. The Home Office can cancel your leave to remain if it believes you should not be allowed to enter the UK.
Whether you need to move outside the UK in the future, you should see if you may apply for settled status late. You can only live outside the UK for two years if you have indefinite right to remain. There is no limit on the time you can be outside the UK for given only that you must be able to prove that you still have a right to enter.
If you lost your job and cannot work or find new employment, you will be eligible to claim unemployment benefits. The government will pay you unemployment benefit while you look for work.
State pension: those who were born before 6 April 1952 will be entitled to a state pension. This is known as "early retirement". Those who were born after this date will receive an age-related pension depending on their age. The rate at which people's state pensions are increased depends on how much more than 100% of the national minimum wage they earn. That's because the government wants to make sure that poor people don't suffer financial hardship due to low rates of increase.
Annual income required for survival: this is the most important factor when it comes to determining how much you can afford to spend on food, rent, etc. If you want to survive on the current market rates of accommodation and food, we recommend that you should have at least £14,000 per year.
Learn what steps you must take to apply for settled status.
If you lose your job while living abroad, there are some things that will affect your settlement status including whether or not you were employed before you lost your job. If you weren't employed before you lost your job, you will be required to complete a new application which will include a detailed explanation of why you no longer meet the requirements to remain in the country. Any evidence that you were still working in the UK during this time will be sufficient for them to grant you permanent residence status.
You must complete a new application if you lose your job after having been granted initial permission. So if you were originally given permission because you were self-employed and later found work, you would need to complete another application.
You can also lose your status if you move out of the country for more than six months. When you return, you must provide proof of having been admitted as a resident again to maintain your status. This could be in the form of a document issued by the local authority where you live or work saying that you are now allowed to remain in the country.
If you filed for pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme and were granted it, you must apply for settled status before your pre-settled status expires. With settled status, you can stay in the UK for as long as you like. After 12 months of established status, you can normally seek for citizenship. If you cannot prove that you are eligible to remain in the country, then the Home Office will require you to leave.
The process is not easy and not everyone who wants to stay in the UK will be able to do so. To begin with, you need evidence that you meet the requirements for settlement. These include being aged 18 or over, having a valid passport, and having a good reason for needing to stay in the UK. If you are unable to provide this evidence, then the Home Office will likely not grant you permission to stay.
Beyond these basic requirements, nothing can stop the British government from denying permission for other reasons. For example, if you were convicted of certain crimes when you first entered the country and later received a royal pardon, this would be held against you when applying for settlement. The same thing goes for people who are considered a threat to national security. There have been cases where individuals have been denied settlement after attending protests in Britain. In some cases, those individuals were given permanent residence permits earlier in the year; in others, they weren't even aware that they needed settlement approval to remain in the country.