I am on Tier-2 General visa, so do my wife and my child (as dependents).
My wife and my child are planning to stay overseas for a couple of months.
My wife is planning to stay for 6 months and my child for up to 1 year.
Therefore, I would like to seek advice on the rules for the maximum stay for dependents under this category, so that we will be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).
We would like to seek information on the following points relating to the same:
1) I am the main applicant and I will make sure that I am not overstaying the restricted stay of 180 days in continuous 5 years stay for ILR eligibility.
2)I will be the main applicant for our future ILR appication, therefore will my dependents have the same rules as that of mine for ILR application?
3) Any solutions to seek grant the requested leave?
Your advice on this would be deeply appreciated!
You can contact me on my phone *********** or email me on *****@******.***.
I will look forward to hearing from you in due course.
Many thanks for your reply.
I was keen to understand if my dependents can stay maximum of 180 days per 12 months or is it 180 days in 5 years?
What if the 180 days limit is over in one year, can they travel the following years?
For us the priority is to leave my infant child with his grand parents for up to a year, so that it will be really easier for us to continue our careers here?
Any solutions for seeking my child's request to stay through Home office?
Many thanks for your answers.
I understand that we can stay overseas 180 days in any 12 month period.
As long as we are not exceeding, can we stay below 180 days every year in the 5 year duration?
Say for example:
1st year : 165 days
2nd Year : 35 days
3rd Year : 120 days etc..
Your reply on this will be much appreciated.
But Tom 165+35 = 200, its breaching the 180 timescale?
If its below 180 days in any 12 month period. Can it be overall say 300 days in 5 year period, cumulative?
Sorry just trying to get the numbers right here Tom.
Appreciate your help so for...
Just a quik clarification, say for example,
Between 1st Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 (12 months)- Holidays taken 165 days and
between 2nd March 2105 - 1 st March 2106(another 12 month period)- 105 days.
and so on..
Can holidays taken in this pattern, will be excepted?
What I meant from the earlier question was, can we stay more than 180 days within a period of 5 years as long as we are not staying more than 180 days in a 12 month period?
Once the 180 days are over in a 5 year period, are we not allowed to do any more travels in order not to breach ILR continuous stay requirements?
Many thanks for your patience.