- arrive in the UK, if you applied for a visa from outside the UK
- get permission to stay longer, if you’re already in the UK
Please see the links in Related Information for further details.
Foreign nationals may apply to become a British citizen (including commonwealth and Irish citizens).
You must satisfy the following conditions,
In order to comply with the first condition, you must not have been absent from the UK for more than 450 days over the 5-year period and for more than 90 days in the last 12 months.
If you are married to a British citizen and you want to become one then you must meet the following conditions,
In order to comply with the first condition, you must not have been absent from the UK for more than 270 days over the 3-year period and for more than 90 days in the last 12 months.
Yes, 112 is the single European emergency number. The number should only be used in an emergency as with 999. Please see Q484 for information on what would be considered an emergency.
This means that wherever you are in the European Union you can dial 112 from a mobile or land line and you will be put through to the emergency services in the country you are in.
The number has been introduced so that visitors to other countries within Europe do not have to remember a lot of different numbers for the emergency services. The calls are dealt with in exactly the same way as they would be if the caller had rung the national number for emergencies.