Currently we DO NOT offer this service at the Leeds Register Office. This may change in the future if there is sufficient demand for the service.
Please see the home office website for details of the local authorities in England offering a settlement checking service.
What is Settlement Checking?
If you are planning to settle in the UK as the husband, wife or partner of a British citizen or someone who is settled here, your application and supporting documents can be checked.
The service helps you to get your application correct first time and avoids unnecessary delays.
Local authority staff are trained and registered to check and forward your application to the UK Border Agency. Valuable important documents, such as your spouse or partner’s passport, marriage and birth certificates, will remain in your safekeeping. Your and your dependant’s original passport(s) and travel documents will be despatched to the UK Border Agency via secure mail.
They will photocopy and certify your valuable documents so they remain in your safe keeping.
Who can use the service?
You can only use the settlement checking service if you are applying on form SET(M) for settlement in the UK as the husband, wife, civil partner or unmarried/same-sex partner of a British citizen or someone who is settled here.
Advice about settlement
We cannot provide advice on settlement matters. You should contact the Immigration Enquiry Bureau on 0870 606 7766. Lines are open from 9am to 4.45pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm Friday (excluding Public holidays).