My wife will qualify for ILR in August 2014 and we have a few questions on the application.
A bit of background:
Our questions are:
Can you please elaborate on your answer #1 regarding her having to apply for an extension. As far as I understand it, there is a requirement of 2-year UK residence provided that she has not been absent from UK for 180 days over the 2-year period. Between 6th August 2012 and 6th August 2014, she has only been away from UK for around 100 days (including the 2 weeks between 6th Aug 2012 to 23rd Aug 2012, and the subsequent time she spent in Belgium) This is much less than the 180-day threlshold hence meeting the requirement. What is the rationale behind your statement that she has not stayed for the full 2-year period and has to apply for an extension?
Thank you for your reply.
If the 2-year residence should end on 23rd August 2014, and one can apply 28 days before end of the 2-year residence, does that mean she can apply for ILR on 26th of July 2014? This will be about 2 weeks before her visa expires on 6th August 2014.
Does this hold true?