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#1 quitethenovelty

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

Would doing a post-doctoral in the UK count toward my 5 year residency requirement?



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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

What visa is it you have?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

Permanent residence in the UK may be granted to those who complete a five year residence period. This is not universal; only certain categories of leave can be used or aggregated to claim permanent residence after five years. Generally, those categories are work-based (ignoring a family settlement application that is also after five years). If you are a student or were a student, that category of leave can't be included in a five year residence period that leads to ILR. There is a general 10 year residence period leading to ILR that allows any and all legitimate categories of leave to be aggregated.

You just have to define what situation applies to you.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:35 AM

Since post-docs all get paid, rather than having to pay a tuition, would this be regarded as work rather than school? If so, I imagine that this would count toward the 5 years?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:36 AM

Victoria: What visa do you recommend? I want to teach in the UK after my post-doc there, so... a working visa, maybe?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

Sorry, but you've not given enough info. What 'post-doc'? A teaching post on a work permit? A tutored course on a student visa? You need to do more research.




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