My wife's current visa is from 05/03/2014 to 05/12/2016 and then she applies for the extension, taking it to 5 years. Say in her current visa, she spends outside the UK more than the days she is permitted, say a month or two because of her studies but not more than 6 months in one time which I understand, when does she have to make it up the days missed? Is it after her current Visa that expires (05/12/2016) or after the extension in order to apply for 'Indefinite Leave to Remain'?
Just to clarify, my wife has 4 semester left in her studies and each semester is around 4 months. I am planning to send her abroad and do 1 semester per year or 2 if possible and make up the remaining days in the UK; between her semesters, she will be coming back to the UK.
Second, can my wife in one visa year spend 4 months outside the UK in two separate occasions (4 months + 4 months) before Dec 2016 and then make it up after? If so, please relate to the above point.
Third, what's the consequence if spends outside the UK more than 6 months in a year? How does this affect her Visa, extension and 'Indefinite Leave to Remain'?
Finally, my wife was granted visa on 05/03/2014 but she arrived to the UK on 29 March 2014, which is 24 days after. Does the 24 days also count as being outside the UK in her Visa?