This is a service for those with temporary permission to remain in the UK while being a partner or spouse of a British National or person with a settled status in the UK who has passed away.
Your partner must have either:
Your permission to be in the UK must have been based on being their partner as part of a family visa. A ‘partner’ is one of the following:
Your permission to be in the UK must be based on your relationship. Before your partner died, you must have got a family visa as their partner (but not as their fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner).
When your partner died, you must have:
been living together in the UK
intended to live together permanently in the UK
Your partner must not have been living permanently in any another country.
You can apply any time after your partner’s death. You do not have to wait until your current visa expires.
You must be in the UK when you apply.
Getting indefinite leave to remain means you can continue to live and work in the UK for as long as you like. It will also mean you’re eligible:
You do not need to take the Life in the UK Test or prove your English language skills.
Your application might be refused if, for example, you’ve:
Your children may be eligible to get settlement (indefinite leave to remain in the UK) at the same time as you.
You can include your children as ‘dependants’ on your application form if all the following are true:
Your child’s application can be refused, for example if they’ve broken UK immigration law.