Indefinite Leave to Remain for dependants – previous rule change removed

The change in Home Office rules we announced in our December 2016 Bulletin, requiring dependants applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) to also meet the ‘continuous residence’ requirement, has now been reversed.

The ‘continuous residence’ requirement, of not having been absent from the UK for more than 180 days in any 12 month period of the five year qualifying period, counting back from when the ILR application is submitted, still applies to main applicants.

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