Thank you for your reply.So when I change to spouse visa the clock resets and then I have 3 years to apply for british citizen, is this correct ?In terms of applying for the spouse, how does trhat work for switching the visa and when I am on the spouse visa does it allow me to work in the UK or not if my spouse is a british citizen.Thank you
So if I switch to spouse visa, I thought I can apply for British Citizen after staying in UK for 3 years and as long as I don't spend more than 270 days during these three years outside the UK. Am I wrong in saying this as I found this on https://www.gov.uk/becoming-a-british-citizen/if-your-spouse-is-a-british-citizen
Sure, thank you for that. So that means in both cases I need total of 5 years which resets when I change my visa ststus from tier 2 to spouse. However if I do that I can stay in UK and work as a british national but I won't get the birtihs passport before 5 years.
Can I start my own business in london when I get spouse visa ?Also, in both cases I will need total of 5 years but then I can directly get british passport if married to british citizen which is not the case with Tier 2 as I will be able to get it after 1 year from getting ILR, correct ?