‘Continuous residence’ rule now also applies to dependants

The change in Home Office rules requiring dependants applying for ILR to also meet the ‘continuous residence’ requirement (announced in our December 2016 Bulletin, but then removed as announced in our April 2017 Bulletin), has now been re-introduced, but will only apply to time spent under visas issued after 11 January 2018.

SIT will be highlighting this new requirement in their ‘Visa Holder Briefing Sessions’ for new sponsored Tier 2 visa holders, and also when existing Tier 2 visa holders are extending, recommending that their dependants also start to collate a history of their absences from the UK to help ensure they meet this requirement.

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