I came to UK as a PBS dependent (Tie1 General). Subsequently I switched to FLR(M) category as my spouse got ILR (and now he is British citizen).
I understand that I could have chosen to stay in PBS dependent category but instead I applied(and was granted) extension under FLR(M).
I am getting an impression from a lot of posts on this forum that this 'reset my clock' and the 5 years requirement is from the time when I was granted my first FLR(M) visa and not from the time when I came here as PBS dependent. for example.
immigration-for-family-members/move-fro ... 59985.html
general-uk-immigration-forum/should-i-a ... 89847.html
indefinite-leave-to-remain/ilr-for-wife ... 76000.html
The problem is, I cannot find any evidence of this in the form of a statement of the UKBA website.
All the references in these posts are links to other posts on this forum.
As far as I can see the requirement to apply for ILR, the only requirement I can see on UKBA website is you have to be living with your partner in the UK for at least 5 years. Nowhere it states that this period has to be spent in FLR(M) (or a specific category).
Can someone please point me to a UKBA link which clarifies this.
My 2nd question is, whether I have to wait for 1 year to apply for british citizenship after I get ILR. My husband is british citizen now. I have seen somewhere in this forum I don't have to wait for one year and I can apply for BC straightaway after I get ILR but again, I cannot find an evidence of this.