10 Year Ilr 9 Month Gap
Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:34 AM
i'm currently trying to figure out if it is even worth my time to apply for the 10 year ilr residency. i came to the uk originally to study chinese and chemistry. as part of my course i had to spend a two semesters studying in china. this resulted in a 9 month gap. will this automatically make me ineligible for the 10 year ilr, or will it be okay since i was studying as part of my course?
any help would be much obliged.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:35 AM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:29 AM
Events that break continuous residence
Continuous residence is considered to be broken if the application has:
- been absent from the UK for a period of more than six months at any one time, or is absent from the UK for a shorter period but does not have valid leave to enter the UK on their return, or valid leave to remain on their departure from the UK
- spent a total of 18 months outside the UK throughout the whole 10 year period.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:10 AM
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:08 PM
After posting my story on this forum, I found out that there really isn't anything I can do about the situation. I am now 11yrs+ legally in the UK and still no ILR to show. There doesn't seem to be any means of making up the absences either. UKBA needs to relax this rule really. One big mess!
Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:16 PM
UKBA needs to relax this rule really.
They have done the opposite. It's no longer possible to remain in the UK for 10 years as an adult student.
Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:29 PM
what kind of documents do you think i should provide? i had to spend that year abroad in china in order to graduate and gain chinese language skills. no i did not return to the uk between semesters, my programme was intensive so i needed to stay in china at the time.
I'm sure you will still apply... If you are going to then legal assistance would be of benefit. I have dealt with similar gaps with success but as I said every case is different.
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