I am a 60 year old woman who has, like-family, in Bristol England, wanting me to relocate from the US, to the UK enabling me to live close to those who might help me get on. I have my own income of $2000 each month and would reside with a member of this family pemanently. Realizing that there are many restrictions on length of stay, I am contacting the forum to see if I can come up with an answer that might suit my needs for more than a 6 month Visa stay. What I was attempting to decipher, is whether or not there is any type of a 5 years stay that I might qualify for, or something along those lines? I am retired and worked as both a nurse and master's level therapist prior to my retirements. I have no criminal history of any sort nor any negative aspects that should impinge on the Visa process. My biggest concern is that being handicapped, it would be too difficult for me to come and go out of the country in order to maintain 6 month Visa's. I need something more long term. Can anyone out there help me?