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The text in red is missing in the explanation / summary.Up to a maximum of 180 days in any of the five consecutive 12 calendar month periods preceding the date of the application for indefinite leave to remain may be spent outside the UK, provided the absence is due to an employment, including annual leave, or business related reason or there are serious or compelling compassionate reasons for the absence.
It will be interesting to see if the "no single absence of more than 90 days" is dropped from or amended in the policy guidance(s) after 12-Dec-12. IMHO, the 90 days single absence may be dropped but it seems that 180 days in 5 years will be followed very strictly.(i)the applicant has been absent from the UK for a period of 180 days or less in any of the five consecutive 12 month periods preceding the date of the application for leave to remain;
I read it as up to 180 days per year in every year (i.e. up to 900 days in total) are permitted. If so, that seems to be less stringent than before.sushdmehta wrote:IMHO, the 90 days single absence may be dropped but it seems that 180 days in 5 years will be followed very strictly.
In order for ILR to be granted,sushdmehta wrote:jager, broccoli - read the immigration rule .. I have quoted it in the response above. It is available under paragraph 116 of the document.
to that when one says:Up to a maximum of 180 days in any of the 12 calendar month periods preceding the date of the application
Up to a maximum of 180 days in any of the five consecutive 12 calendar month periods preceding the date of the application
"900 days in 5 years .. for Tier 1 (General) or Tier 2!!!! I wish! "sushdmehta wrote:Where and when did I say it will or will not?
These documents are what's going to be implemented on 13 December. I don't know what other documents are going to shed light on it.sushdmehta wrote:Don't worry! It is just a matter of waiting for 3 more weeks ..... it will be clear on 13-Dec-12 whether it is 180 or 900 days in a five year period.
Very valid point!!! Guess I was fixated about one point (that such relaxation wasn't possible) and read selectively!! :oops" big time!broccoli wrote:@sushdmehta: you are not capitalizing on the word "any" in what you quoted.
If you take it into consideration, the statements seem to describe a 180 days rule "per" year, for the 5 consecutive years preceding the application.
I might be wrong.