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• I am working in the UK since 7/7/2009 with a Tier 2 Visa to start with. My wife accompanied me since then. We changed together to Tier 1 visa(and wife as dependent) on 23/3/2010. • My wife went to India for a course of 5 months from 2/12/2010 till 11/05/2011 before coming back to UK. • She went to India again on 24/08/2012 for maternity reasons. While in India, her Tier 1 Visa expired on 23/03/2013. I was in UK at that time and was able to extend my Tier 1 visa till 19/04/2015. • Our daughter was born on 6/5/2013. • We renewed the Tier1 dependent visa for my wife and got a new visa for my daughter while in India. The surname of my wife was also changed (to spouse surname) and this required the renewal of the Indian passport. This was all done together by June 2013. • They have come over to the UK now only in August 2014 to join me as my wife had a course and exams. I would appreciate if you can clear my queries below. o I am now due for the ILR from 7/7/2014 onwards. I was wondering if there is anyway my wife and daughter can also apply for the settlement along with me. Would you please advice me regarding this. My wife has stayed in the UK From 7/7/2009 till 23/08/2012 with an interruption of about 5 months (02/12/2010 to 11/05/2011) for one of her courses to be completed. Again while in India another time her Visa was expired by 23/03/2013 and could only be renewed by 20th June 2013. According to the transitional provisions in rule 8, 319 (E) it says the leave needs to be extant/continuous the specified period being 2 years. Together with that the alteration in the rule by November 2014 also mentions about expiry of the leave abroad. I am not sure about the definition of. The word "extant" here. Is the application given before 9th July 2012 not valid here as the tier 1 general dependent Visa is initially granted for 3 years and is extendable after that for furthet 2 years under the same application helping for ILR as the aim(mentioned in the guideline of Tier 1application). I wonder it were a single application for the whole of 5 years and if my wife can apply for ILR. If refused would they provide her with FLR(M) automatically or does she need to apply again? Many Thanks Arun
I am okay to wait.
That is okay Nichola. I agree with you. Thank you