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HI,
My boyfriend is currently in america...jus doing his visa to visit in london.

what is the best option to sort out permanent residency in uk?

please help...been apart for too long already!! :(

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HI,
My boyfriend is currently in america...jus doing his visa to visit in london.

what is the best option to sort out permanent residency in uk?

please help...been apart for too long already!! :(

scarlet
His choices are:

If his company has a UK office, try to arrange a transfer.

Find an employer to sponsor him for a Tier 2 visa. (Incredibly difficult as you must a highly specialized and sought after skill.)

If he has a lot of money to invest in or start up a UK business, he can apply for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur or Investor visa.

At the moment, these options can lead to ILR-Indefintie Leave to Remain in 5 year's time and then citizenship after 6 but there is talk that this will change and possibly not be possible

The only other and probably most realistic option is to get married. On this path, in 2 years he can apply for ILR and after 1 year of ILR he can apply for citizenship.
 
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