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Good afternoon, I just wanted to know whether my wife is

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Good afternoon,
I just wanted to know whether my wife is eligible for ether a leave to remain or British passport as it affect our mortgage drastically (we were accepted at 3.4% and refused because of the visa type and therefore had to go through another lander for an ugly 4.8%)
fact:
-I am a French citizen
-living in the UK since April 2011
- We lived together in the UK since April 2011
- We are married since September 2013
- My wife is Vietnamese arrived in the UK in September 2010
- She has been working for a major broadcaster since 2013
LIST OF HER VISA
- 1st visa: tier 4 student from 27/08/10 to 30/01/12
- 2nd visa : tier 1 post study from 31/03/12 to 31/03/14
- 3rd: residence card of a family member of EEA from 17/03/14 to 17/03/19
thank you very much for your help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.
1. Dear Pierre, your wife will become entitled to Indefinite Leave to remain on 31st March, 2017, five years after she got her first post study visa. I regret to say that time spent in the UK as a student on a Tier 4 visa does not count towards obtaining Indefinite Leave to Remain nor does it count towards citizenship. Additionally, once your wife has spent one year on Indefinite Leave to Remain, she can then apply for UK citizenship. Accordingly, in a year's time is the soonest she can obtain ILR.
Expert:  Buachaill replied 1 year ago.
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