I am an International (non EU) student in the UK. I am about to finish my 4th year of study.
My question is: given my above background, how long do I have to be in the UK before I can apply for citizenship?
The official page says:
To apply for citizenship with permanent residence status you must usually have lived in the UK for 12 months after getting permanent residence status. You also need a permanent residence document that proves you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years - this can be any 5 year period.
Does this mean I have to stay here for another 2 years?
I'm not sure if the above stipulation mandates that you should also be working for the 5 years + 12 months, in which my 4 years of study wouldn't count towards the stay requirement