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Yes they have been in UK for 17 years. She is British. He is from South Africa. I am told that she only married him because he threatened to take her daughter from her if she didn't.
I believe he had a 2 yr holiday working visa (work most of the time) she had her baby 9mths before his visa expires, 4mths before his visa expired they married. 1yr after that he applied to stay permanently.
He applied for permanent residency under the grounds that he married a British citizen. He got it and no they are no longer together. Their marriage ended in 2008 after she got help with her post natal depression.
Indefinite leave to remain
Somebody told me that a holiday working visa you can only work 1 year out of the 2. And he worked for both of them. Also that he had to be married for 2 years before he could apply for indefinite leave to remain, which it was only one year.
I'm just trying to look after my friend.