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Hi there i need to apply for ILR based on lawful Long residence(10 years) . There has been a gap but iam not sure if it is going to be considered as a break in the lawful residence or not . please review the dates below 30 April 2009 --------> expiry date of student leave 23 April 2009 -------->tier 4 application submitted , valid in time application 6 August 2009 --------->Application refused due to invalid visa letter from t4 sponsor 17 August 2009 ------------> Appeal submitted to tribunal , paper based appeal 30 September 2009 -------->Appeal was dismissed , no hearing 14 October 2009---------->notice of determination received ,, late receipt due to postal strike 26 October 2009 ---------->new application submitted,,out of time application 21 January 2010------->Approval of the fresh application .. This is the summary of the Gap please note that i had submitted the fresh application within the 28 days after the dismissal of the appeal . Please note i entered the UK on September 2005 and my residence been a mix of student visas , spouse visa , Access to child visa which is two and half years leave .Currently i have a leave till March 2016
I also have a contact order to see my kids
my question is if i apply now for ILR based on long lawful residence is my application will be approved iam just concern about the gap mentioned above?
yes Iam waiting for an answer . I paid for the service and it shouldn`t take that long
I did submit the application within the 28 days after the dismissal of the appeal .so how there is a break ?
I would like to thank you for answering my questions. so what do you advice now i have a leave till March 2016.so if i apply now for ILR Long residence , Do you think the application will be rejected because of this Gap? I really do feel unjust . can they exercise a compassionate circumstances and approve the application ? Iam really confused because some immigration solicitors say there shouldn`t be a problem of this gap and other have different opinions. can you please tell me what shall i do ?