ILR - when does the clock start ticking for the five-year route?

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ILR - when does the clock start ticking for the five-year route?


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Default ILR - when does the clock start ticking for the five-year route?

Me and my spouse are looking to apply for ILR in the future, and I'm looking at the timeline.

The rules state (correct me if I'm wrong) that my spouse has to have been in the UK continuously for five years. He came over in December 2015 and we got married in April 2016. For the purposes of the ILR, can we apply five years after December 2015 or April 2016?

Also, does the passport of the applicant have to have at least six months on it before expiry? I think by the time we plan to get the ILR, there will be four months left on his original passport.

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April 2016. His basis for being able to apply for ILR is being the spouse of a UK citizen and he didn’t become a spouse until April 2016.

I don’t think there is a minimum amount of time that needs to be left on his passport☀️
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Thank you so much for the speedy response :-)

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April 2016. His basis for being able to apply for ILR is being the spouse of a UK citizen and he didnít become a spouse until April 2016.

I donít think there is a minimum amount of time that needs to be left on his passport


Dear Nyclon

I was sure that the period starts from the date when you got the FLR(m) visa after the fiancť visa .
Do you mean that the marriage date is the start date for counting the 5 years for ILR(m) ?
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Yes, it starts from when you receive FLR (M).

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