I need clarification on eligibility date for the ILR application submission, under the UK legal resident for 10 years (Long Residence) rule
Brief description of me & my visa status.
1. I moved to the UK on the 3rd Aug. 2010 (UK date of Entry), on Tier 2 ICT visa with validity starting 23rd July 2010. I have been in London throughout this period.
2. Visa got extended a couple of times with the same company (there are no breaks in between), and the current visa expires on the 30th June 2020.which is just short of exact 10 years
The question now is that can I apply for the ILR before the expiry of the current visa or do I need to go for another extension?
On the government website https://www.gov.uk/long-residence/eligibility
it is mentioned that the 10-year qualifying period starts from either:
1. when you arrived in the UK with a visa
2. When you were given permission to stay in the UK
So if I go by the point 2 above since I had permission to stay in the UK from 23rd July 2010, & we can apply 28 days prior to the completion of 10 years, which means that I can apply for the ILR between 25th & 30th June 2020,
Looking forward to your clarification.