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I arrived in the UK on the 10th July 2012 with a Settlement

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I arrived in the UK on the 10th July 2012 with a Settlement Visa.
I wish to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain, but am not sure if it should not be Further leave to remain?
I also wish to know what the requirements will be to become a UK citizen from the point of receiving Indefinite or Further Leave to remain.
Thank you very much.
Kind regards
M Lavelle
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Was your visa issued because your spouse is a British citizen? Also, when did your visa start?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes, my spouse is a British citizen. My visa started on the 4th July 2012

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
You are very fortunate that you applied and obtained your visa before 9th July 2012 as you are entitled to apply for indefinite leave to remain up to 28 days before 10th July 2014.

The rules changed on 9 July 2012 and had you applied for your visa on or after this date, you would have waited for 5 years before you were eligible for Indefinite leave to remain, unlike you who are eligible for it after only 2 years in the UK.

Once you get your ILR, you may apply for British Citizenship on or after the third anniversary of the day you entered the UK I.e. On or after 10 July 2015.

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