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How many days you can stay outside UK for ILR?

How many days you can stay outside UK for ILR?

180 days
Many UK immigration categories impose a requirement that the visa holder must not be outside the UK for more than 180 days in any 12-month period — that is, if the person wants to apply for indefinite leave to remain. Joanna and Nath have explored the 180-day absence rule, and exceptions to it, before.

Does Tier 4 visa count towards settlement?

No, Student visas/Tier 4 visas are not eligible for settlement purposes. Your qualifying years (time spent in the UK) will reset when you switch to your new visa, which means that you will need to remain in the UK for a further five continuous years to be eligible for ILR.

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How long does ILR visa last?

Can indefinite leave to remain expire? ILR status will not expire, but it can be lost in certain circumstances. BRPs, as proof of ILR status, are issued for ten years.

Can you lose ILR status?

ILR will lapse automatically following a consecutive absence of 2 years from the UK. In accordance with the law, a person who has been absent in excess of 2 consecutive years from the UK will automatically lose their indefinite leave to remain.

What is ILR dependent visa?

When one or both parents of a child born in the UK are granted ILR, an application can be submitted to the Home Office to Register the child as a British citizen without the child needing to have been granted ILR. Once the application is granted, an application can be made for a British passport for the child.

Does a student visa count towards ILR?

The normal qualifying period to obtain ILR is 5 years. However, not every visa category is counted as “qualifying” for ILR. For instance, time spent in the UK on a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa or a student visa does not count towards the 5 years period.

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Does graduate route count towards ILR?

The time spent in the UK on the graduate route will not count towards indefinite leave to remain or settlement, but individuals will be eligible to transfer into other routes, such as the Skilled Worker route to stay in the UK on a more permanent basis.

How long can you stay in UK after Masters?

Yes, you will be able to stay in the UK after you finish studying and that’s with the new post study work visa. So for undergraduate master students, that’s up to two years following your graduation. And for PhD students up to three years.

How can I maintain my ILR status?

How is ILR/ILE lost? In order to maintain your ILR/ILE status you must continue to reside in the UK. If you hold ILR/ILE but move away and spend a continuous period of two or more years outside of the UK, your status will lapse and cease to be valid.

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