I am currently on dependent visa (my spouse is the main Tier 2 general visa holder).
My visa is expiring next month therefore, I am in the process of applying for my last extension before getting eligible for ILR( i.e next year in September).
As I will be applying for ILR in September 2020, I be in this new dependent visa for 13 months only (i.e from Aug 2019 to Sept 2020).
However, my spouse's Tier 2 general visa has been recently extended until August 2022 (3 years).
Therefore, as a dependent do I need to make this application for 3 years or can I choose to apply for less than that, as I will end up paying less IHS surcharge?
If I happen to apply for 3 years extension, can I get a refund for the excess IHS surcharge which will be unused in this visa after I get my ILR?
Your answers will be much appreciated!