If your husband, wife, civil partner or other partner has died
This page is for people who have temporary permission to enter or remain in the UK as the partner of a British citizen or a person who is settled here. It explains how you can apply to settle here permanently if your partner dies.
You can apply to settle in the UK if:
- you currently have temporary permission to stay as the husband, wife or civil partner of a person present and settled here who has died; or
- you currently have temporary permission to stay as the unmarried or same-sex partner of a person present and settled here who has died, and you and your partner were still living together and intending to live permanently together at the time of their death.
Your partner must have been present and settled in the UK when they died.
If you meet these requirements, you can apply to settle in the UK using the SET(O) application form. You can apply immediately after your partner's death - you do not need to wait until you have been in th UK for a certain length of time.