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No it will not make your application invalid at all. I was 39 days short of making 10 years but I applied for ILR and yesterday I received it successfully.Leo.Leo wrote:Hello Every One,
Got a Question Regarding ILR(LR) and would appreciate your Advice and suggestions.
I am completing My 10 Years in couple of Months.I am aware of the fact that we can only apply 28 days before the qualifying period which was no issue for me as I Had a Valid tier-4 Leave which was completing my 10 years Qualifying Period But recently My college has been revoked and i have received the 60 days curtailment letter from HO and because of that i am short of 35 days of 10 years period. Even if i exclude 28 days period still its 7 days short. I have consulted Few solicitors if i can apply for ILR rather than going for Tier-4 application again But every one is suggesting your ILR application will become invalid as you are applying before the qualifying period and you will break your long residence. so its better to apply for Tier-4 again and apply for ILR when you complete your qualifying period.
At the moment am facing some financial difficulties as i just studied 3 months at my previous college and paid them the whole year fee and cant afford to pay again in 2 months time so applying for ILR will save me from a lot of hassle and financial burden. Just wanted to know Will there be any discretion from Case worker if i apply for ILR straightaway as my college has been revoked and i had the valid visa which was covering my qualifying period and the gap is only 7 days?
Does applying early for ILR will make my application invalid?
Obie wrote:Yes that is the guidance.
You can apply under another visa category like private and family life, and then vary to ILR. That might save s bit of cash.
That is exactly my point, my example is in front of you and for that I just didn't made up my mind out of the blue, I made lots of searches and kept an eye on similar cases. And you know the funny thing all the so-called lawyer were told me to go for extension or you application will be invalid, which is not true. There are other reasons which make application invalid but certainly not this one.Leo.Leo wrote: I have searched the forum and have seen few successful applicants for Early application (Like Tier-4) but not a single case where some one is refused on the basis that they applied early for their ILR. so as per my understanding i think its safe as long as i complete the qualifying period on the day case worker decides the application which zee mentioned would take at least 3 months.