If you have lived in the UK lawfully for the certain number of years depends on what visa you have arrived in the UK first, you can apply to live settle and get the indefinite leave to remain status.
You may qualify for settlement visa via different routes such as:
– Partner of British or settle person
– Family member of British or settle person
– Holder of Tier 2 visa
– Holder of Tier 1 visa
– Long and lawful residency
– Ancestry ties
– Victim of domestic violence
– AS a Bereaved Partner
In order to settle in the UK and get indefinite leave to remain most of applicant must pass the Life in the UK test and demonstrate their knowledge of English language.
Requirements of settlement visa it varies on type of visa that applicant is on, however in most cases applicants must have lived in the UK for 5 continues years.