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1. Dear Shabana, Can you better explain the situation. What visa(s) have you been on since March 2012 in the UK? You have been two years on a Tier 2 visa dependent, but what were you during the other years? What visa will you be on between now and 22/08/17?
2. Dear Shabana, you need five years continuous residence to get Indefinite Leave to Remain and settlement in the UK. What I am trying to ascertain is what visa you have been on since the day you came to Britain. Since July 2012, you have four years continuous residence, but what visa were you on before 2012? Can you give me a visa history since you entered the UK?
3. Two things here, Shabana. Firstly, you don't need to change to his dependent as your visa is a valid for another 2 years. Secondly, you will be entitled to Indefinite Leave to Remain or settlement next March as you will then have been five years in the UK. Thirdly, even if you did change to his dependent as FLR(M), your time in the UK would not go back to Zero. The four and a half years you have already spent in the UK will count towards the necessary five years continuous residence for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
4. Be aware that after one year on INDEFINITE leave to remain, you can then apply for UK citizenship. So, be sure to apply for ILR next March.
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