In graphics: Immigration facts and figures
Permission to stay

Recent settlement

Settlement by region

Refusals and removals

Work permits

Permission to stay
The majority of settlements are for family reasons, typically when someone marries a foreigner. The next largest category of settlement is work-related. People who have been legally resident and working in the UK for five years can ask for permanent residential status. Some 15% of settlements are people who have been accepted as refugees.