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SET(O) Form - Question on UK absences since 11 Jan 2018

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SET(O) Form - Question on UK absences since 11 Jan 2018

Post by unns » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:05 pm

Dear Mods,

I am in the process of applying for an ILR (Tier 2 General, 5 year route) for myself and my family and I stumbled across a section while filling up the online form for my spouse for which I require some advice. I would really appreciate it if someone can help me out.

My spouse arrived in the UK on 15/01/2014. The latest leave to remain was granted on the 10th of Jan, 2019. She has now completed 5 years of stay and hence eligible for ILR.

I understand that any absences from UK prior to Jan 11, 2018 can be ignored, so no problems there. My spouse also undertook a trip between the 3rd of March, 2018 and 14th of May, 2018 (71 days). This brings me to the following 2 questions in the set(O) form.

Does the period of stay on which this application was based include any leave granted since 11 January 2018?
-> I believe the answer here should be YES as the 5 year period includes the duration of stay covered by the visa issued on 10/01/2019.

Have you had any absences from the UK during any leave granted since 11 January 2018?
-> This is where I am truly stumped. Does the above question refer to any absences post 11/01/2018 or only those absences since 10/01/2019, i.e. the last leave granted since the 11 Jan 2018 rules came into play?

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Re: SET(O) Form - Question on UK absences since 11 Jan 2018

Post by CR001 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:20 pm

Does the period of stay on which this application was based include any leave granted since 11 January 2018?
-> I believe the answer here should be YES as the 5 year period includes the duration of stay covered by the visa issued on 10/01/2019.
Correct.
Have you had any absences from the UK during any leave granted since 11 January 2018?
-> This is where I am truly stumped. Does the above question refer to any absences post 11/01/2018 or only those absences since 10/01/2019, i.e. the last leave granted since the 11 Jan 2018 rules came into play?
Any absences she has since Jan 2018. She is under the limit anyway so her absence is not an issue.
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Re: SET(O) Form - Question on UK absences since 11 Jan 2018

Post by unns » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:55 am

Thanks a lot for your reply. That clears it up for me.

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Re: SET(O) Form - Question on UK absences since 11 Jan 2018

Post by anj1_Tier2Applicant » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:33 pm

Hi Again,

Details of your time spent outside the UK and Crown Dependencies?

Do we need to provide all 5 years time spent outside or after 11 jan 2018?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: SET(O) Form - Question on UK absences since 11 Jan 2018

Post by CR001 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:57 pm

It clearly says absence for visas issued on or after 11th January 2018 only. Absence before this date are irrelevant.
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