Question regarding obtaining ILR:My background:- Currently a software engineering professional working in a hybrid electric vehicle research company in the UK- Graduated with Masters from Imperial College in 2012- Came to UK in 2000 at age of 10, going through boarding school until 2008.- Had no UK relatives until 2010.- From 2000-11, went home for school holidays every summer (2 months), easter (1 month) and Christmas (1)- 99% of my social circle is in the UK.
- On student visa from 2000 to 2012.
- Passport is BN(O). From Hong Kong.I applied for SET(O) ILR (under 10 year rule) in 2010. My application was rejected due to me being outside of UK for more than 450 days (more than a couple 100s of days over). I applied myself. Did not appeal ruling.I then applied again for ILR under the same rule in late 2012. With reduced number of days at home, my days outside the UK was still over 450 days but with less 100s. Application was rejected again but was granted 2.5 years DLR under humans rights rule (due to being in the UK for more than half of my life) in April 2013. Application was made through solicitor. They did not help me appeal.My DLR expires in 2015 october. I have worked out I will only get ILR if I stay until 2016 and not go home for very long each year.Are there any routes to getting an ILR sooner? Is there anyway to appeal the ruling? If not, how can I extend my DLR in October 2015?
No I do not. In the applications I submitted, I was over a total of 32 months absent in my 2012 application and a total of 1174 days absent in my 2010 application. There was no absence period > 180 days in a row.
The reason for my absences were because i had to go home during school holidays as I had no relatives in the UK between 2000 to 2008.
Even though I was < 18 back then and had no choice in the matter?
Thanks re comment about 600-700 days.
If I can't achieve that number by end of 2015, I will need to extend my leave. What are the conditions for renewing DLR? Would I be able to use the same human rights ruling as my 2012 application to gain another 2.5 years?
My original question was:
"My DLR expires in 2015 october. I have worked out I will only get ILR if I stay until 2016 and not go home for very long each year.Are there any routes to getting an ILR sooner? Is there anyway to appeal the ruling? If not, how can I extend my DLR in October 2015?"