A settlement visa is a type of visa that allows individuals to live in a foreign country for an extended period, typically to settle permanently. These visas are often granted to family members of residents or citizens, spouses, or individuals sponsored by employers. The application process typically involves demonstrating a genuine relationship, financial stability, and meeting specific eligibility criteria. Settlement visas provide a pathway to long-term residency and may require applicants to adhere to certain conditions, such as language proficiency or integration programs in the host country. The granting of settlement visas is subject to the immigration policies of the respective country.