rajauk wrote:I would say unless you have a lot of cash. Don't bother applying as if you were issued with a notice, your clock stopped from that day. I think the chances are very low you'll be given ILR under the 14 year rule. Your lawyer plus home office fee of around £3500 are likely to go to waste.
You already have legal status in this country through your DLR. It pretty much gives you all the rights of a permanent resident. Just go for another extention next year. After six years on DLR, you'll get your ILR.
asim72 wrote:Your solicitor was wrong to say that you have 50:50 chances.
As far as "stop the clock " rule is concerned, either you chances are 100 percent or zero percent, based on the fact if you were issued with a notice that stops the clock, or not
Now best way is to look at all the home office paperwork very carefully that you received from home office with and after your Jan 2007 refusal, up until you were given DLR. If any of the document has following numbers mentioned then it means your clock was stopped.
IS151A Part 2
IS151B and variations on this form
Notice of intention to deport ICD.1070
The best way would have been to establish if you qualify or not would be to get a SAR. But it is too late for SAR application, as from 9th of July you cannot apply under 14 years rule.
After a full 6 years DLR I will apply for citizenship as advised
CR001 wrote:This thread is 3 years old and the 14 year ILR route is no longer available.After a full 6 years DLR I will apply for citizenship as advised
thank you, I have taken note of this.
Just seen form SET O for ILR,
CR001 wrote:You cannot apply for citizenship if you have not applied for and been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain first. Once you near the end of your DLR extension you have received in March, you can apply for ILR.
Unless you are married to a British citizen, you have to hold ILR for a full 12 months before applying for citizenship.
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