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Hi! My working permit(5yrs) as a migrant worker ends last March13.Im

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Hi! My working permit(5yrs) as a migrant worker ends last March13.Im am now in the process of taking my exam for citizenship this coming week.Can i take the exam or do i need to re apply for work permit again?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

Thanks for your question.

What visa are you on please?

Are you in the UK?

Are you saying that your visa expired in March 2014?

Kind regards,

Tom
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes. My visa just expired last 13 Mar. I take and study my lessons about the exam for citizenship the reason why it took me so long to book fot test. If i knew then before that i can take the exam even if i have not reach my 5 yrs, i should have done it. Hope you can help me. Thank you.

Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

What visa are you on please?

Kind regards,

Tom
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Im sorry.I just want to correct this.I have a working visa permit which valid till 03May 2014. So its not march as i first stated. I arrived here in UK last 13May 2009.So i had this 5yrs visa permit.

Expert:  Thomas replied 2 years ago.
Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I'm really sorry but you do not appear to have realised how serious letting your visa expire is.

In order to apply for ILR you must have valid leave to remain which has not expired. If your leave to remain expired in May then you will not now be able to automatically apply for ILR.

This is because the gap between your visa expiring and now is too big.

The best you can hope for is to extend your visa or apply for further leave to remain.

I am sorry.

Kind regards,

oTOm

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