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Thanks. Just to clarify, is the ILR needed to apply after 5 years? Or just 3 years? My wife moved the UK in Oct 2010 and we were married Aug 2013, so think easier just to apply at 5 years in Oct 2015 to avoid need for ILR. ILR is extra £1000 cost on top of the £1000+ for citiszenship application. Does that make sense?