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ILR - Long Residence

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ILR - Long Residence

Post by Kocierz » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:09 pm


I arrived in the Uk on 28 Oct 2009 on Tier 4 student visa (valid from 14 Oct 2009). My visa categories and durations from then on are as follows.

Tier 4 Student visa - 14 Oct 2009 to 30 Nov 2012
Tier 1 Post study visa - 24 Aug 2012 to 24 Aug 2014
Tier 2 General - 10 Jun 2014 to 14 Apr 2016
Spouse visa - 24 Feb 2016 to 21 Sep 2018
Current spouse visa - 17 Oct 2018 to 15 May 2021

As I will complete my 10 years in the Uk on 14 Oct 2019 therefore, I wanted to confirm if I can apply for ILR long term or do I need to wait for 5 years on spouse visa to apply for ILR?

Also, I can’t exactly remember if my Tier 2 General visa was allocated to me on 10 June 2014 or 10 Aug 2014. I have a photocopy of biometrics card but it’s not clear on it. Is there a way I can find out the exact date?

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Re: ILR - Long Residence

Post by CR001 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:14 pm

You only complete 10 years on 28 October. Long residence ilr starts counting from the date you enter the UK and not your visa issue date.
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