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Are you married to a British Citizen?
Allright, in this case, the calculation starts 5 years before the application is submitted to the Home Office.
It starts exactly 5 years before the application is submitted and ends when you submit the application.
Allright let me explain in a simple way: if the Home Office can identify any 12 months period that had more than 180 days absence, the application will be refused.
It means that an application for ILR could be refused if at any point over the five years the 180-day limit is exceeded in any 12-month period. Absences are calculated on a rolling basis, instead of in fixed blocks here.
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