Can you get residency in the UK if you buy a house?

27 Nov 2023, 01 mins ago

Although owning property in the UK can be a good indicator of your ties to the country, as a sole factor it does not lead to residency or settlement rights in the UK.

Residency in the UK, also described as permanent residency and settlement, technically refers to someone holding Indefinite Leave to Remain (“ILR”), which allows an individual to live, work, and study in the UK on a permanent basis without immigration control.

There are a number of visa routes in the UK which lead to settlement, such as Skilled Worker, and partner visa routes under Appendix FM. The type of route which is most suitable for you will depend on your personal circumstances, such as your skills to work in the UK or the kind of family relationships you have in the UK. If you are an EU national and have been living in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 you may be eligible under the EU Settlement Scheme (“EUSS”).

If you would like to explore your options for settling in the UK, please do not hesitate to get in touch and a member of our General UK Inbound Immigration team will be happy to assist you with this process.

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