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Hello. I arrived in the UK as an asylum seeker in 2010. I was

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Hello. I arrived in the UK as an asylum seeker in 2010. I was given refugee status for 1 year. After this period my case was reviewed and extended for another year. Last August I was given a 5 year leave to remain visa.
When is the earliest time that I will be able to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)? Will it be when my 5 year visa runs out or can I apply before that (ie 5 years from the date I arrived in the UK?)

To be on the safe side, you should not apply for indefinite leave to remain until you have been in the UK for 6 years, so you are looking at 2016.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So, juat to clarify, I will not have to wait until 2018 when my 5 year leave expires? And i could apply for ILR when I have been in the UK for a period of 6 years (making that 2016?)
Yes, correct. 2016 it should be, not 2018.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks very much. Great service :)