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rng1234
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ILR Help!!

Post by rng1234 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:11 pm

Hi everyone - I am applying for my ILR in March and have some concerns - any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

I was on a student visa in the UK which expired in October 2005 - I was doing a course with two semesters but during my holidays after the first semester I got a job in January 2005.

So I started work on 10 January 2005 (and my employer applied for my work permit)

My work permit application came through on 31 January 2005

My residence permit came though on 26 April 2005 (this is the date stamped on my passport)

I am trying to find out whether this will cause problems for me when i apply for my ILR.

Should I only have started work when I got my work permit through? or after my residence permit in April.

More importantly - what can I do now that I am in this position?

Really need some help or my last 5 years of working towards the ILR will be wasted!!

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Post by geriatrix » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:45 am

It seems you were in breach of immigration law between Oct.'05 and April '06, unless you can confirm that you had valid leave to enter / remain during that time.

What did the lawyers / solicitors advise you?

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Post by rng1234 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:25 pm

I am not sure I understand - Why April 2006?

I had my student visa up to October 2005 but my residence permit came through in April 2005.

Basically, I was on a student visa but I got a job in January 2005. My firm applied for my work permit which cam through in less than a month (31 January). My residence permit cam after three months (April 2005).

My concern is that I was working during January 2005 and April 2005, so for four months before my residence permit cam through. I did have my student visa at the time.

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Post by nksg » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:48 pm

Hi rng,

One of my mate got ILR following the same route. I dont know much details but he was on Student Visa when he started working and later they filed WP for him (I think 3 months down the line). After completion 5 yrs on WP with the same employer he got ILR but that was in early 2009.

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rng1234 wrote:I am not sure I understand - Why April 2006?

I had my student visa up to October 2005 but my residence permit came through in April 2005.

Basically, I was on a student visa but I got a job in January 2005. My firm applied for my work permit which cam through in less than a month (31 January). My residence permit cam after three months (April 2005).

My concern is that I was working during January 2005 and April 2005, so for four months before my residence permit cam through. I did have my student visa at the time.

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