Thanks Nyclone.What visa did you apply for? Visas applied for and received outside of the UK give you indefinite leave to enter. Indefinite leave to remain is something different and you can only apply for it after you have lived in the UK for a specified amount of time usually 5 years.
You can take the Life in the UK test anytime you want. It is a requirement for ILR which you will be eligible for in 5 years so you can take the test anytime between your arrival and then.Dear Joppa and Nyclon,
I finally received my passport and it is;
Type: Visa Settlement to join/acc partner - (name of sponsor)
Validity: 14/10/13 to 14/07/13 = (33 months)
Obsvrs: Indefinite leave to enter the UK
1. Am I going to take my KOL upon arrival in the UK or wait for 30 months?
I don't know.2. I have two children along with me with the same visa but different validity, is it usual
that their name is not mentioned under "Dependents"?
No.3. After passing the KOL in 30 months, can I apply for Citizenship?
Indefinite Leave to Enter means that between 14/10/13 to 14/07/17, you could leave and come back into the UK 500 times or you could leave and come back once or twice... the UKBA doesn't really care.Thanks Nyclon,
But I have an Indefinite Leave to Enter which is similar ti Indefinite Leave to Remain.
I don't think that's correct.Indefinite Leave to Enter means that between 14/10/13 to 14/07/17, you could leave and come back into the UK 500 times or you could leave and come back once or twice... the UKBA doesn't really care.
This visa is basically a Multiple Entry Visa but does not have a limit as to how many times you can come and go without question during a pre-determined length of time. You must renew this visa before it expires.
At this time, you qualify for Indefinite Leave to Enter, as you have fulfilled the requirements of that visa.
Indefinite Leave to Remain means that you can leave and come back to the UK as often as you wish without any question and you are allowed to stay for as long as you wish.
This visa is also a Multiple Entry visa, but unlike Indefinite Leave to Enter, this visa does NOT have an expiry date.
At this time, you do not qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain, as you have not lived in the UK for 5 years. You must first finish your current visa plus another Indefinite Leave to Enter visa (2.5 more years) for a total of 5 years (or more) before you are eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
The KOL required designation is no longer given as it was eliminated when the rules changed last year. For spouses (I am not sure it applied to unmarried partners) who had lived together outside of the UK for 4 or more years it allowed you to apply for ILR as soon as you passed the Life in the UK test after you arrived in the UK . As you already have ILE you're basically ahead of the game but as already stated you will need to pass the test before you can apply for citizenship (whenever that may be) and you can take it anytime as the results don't expire.Thanks Nyclon and Westcoast,
That's another thing coz as i read from the UKBA i should get (KOL required) endorsement, but i dont see that in my visa nor a letter endorsing me to take KOL upon arrival in the UK.
Oh well, maybe i just have to find this out once i get there.
Thanks again to you both.
Congratulation on your visa.Hi All,
I have received our visa and it is "Indefinite Leave to Enter" with a validity of 4 years (14/10/13 to 14/10/17) what does this mean? I thought we have to wait for 2.5 years and apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain?