Sep08T1Applicant wrote:If I am not wrong, most of us, took annual leave to visit back home or visiting europe (In any case travelling outside UK). My confusion is even if we are showing our 5 years employment period through 1 or many employers before ILR application then any travel outside UK will easily be obtainable through our passports, isn't it?
If we get paid for the month as usually we get for the month outside UK (Paid annual leave), looking at the stamps of exit and entry one can easily identify this is certify annual leave from the employer, is that not case, correct me please if I am wrong.
Don't panic...there are many people who have got their ILR who had exactly same case like you...UKBA response is always confusing ....I suggest read the experience of the people who had exactly same situation as you in this forum and also go through the following post posted by cs95tdg
My take on the latest absence related rules for T1G applicants is that:
1) For any absences (i.e. business related absences, annual leave or unpaid absences) they had while in permanent employment in the UK, a letter from the employer confirming these.
2) For all other absences the only option will be to provide a personal letter explaining the reason for the absence and provide any evidence that you can gather to support what you are saying. Some examples:
a. Absences due to serious or compelling compassionate reasons: Personal Letter and evidence.
b. Absences taken to setup a business or gain/search for employment if you were self-employed/employed: Personal Letter and evidence if possible.
c. Absences taken (for whatever reason – holiday/family visit etc…) in-between employment contracts: Personal Letter & evidence if possible.
d. Absences taken while employed by a company that no longer exists: Personal Letter and evidence that the company no longer exists if possible.
There may be other types of absences, but most would fall under one or more of the above categories.