26. Settlement in the United Kingdom.

26.     Settlement in the United Kingdom.

A person is 'settled in the United Kingdom' when he is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom1 without being subject under the immigration laws to any restriction on the period for which he may remain2. Thus a person who has indefinite leave to remain is settled in the United Kingdom and the phrases are sometimes used interchangeably3. The grant of settlement involves an exercise of discretion but will normally be granted if the requirements of the Immigration Rules are met, unless a general ground for refusing leave is