Thank-you for question. If your friend was still on a 2 year probationary spouse visa and had not yet obtained indefinite leave to remain as a spouse then she would be at risk of being removed from the UK. This is because if a marital relationship breaks down during the probationary period then the foreign national will no longer satisfy the requirements of the visa. However, you say that your friend has already been granted indefinite leave to remain. If this is correct then she is not at risk of being removed, even if her relationship breaks down. Once she has indefinite leave to remain she is entitled to stay in the UK even if she gets divorced from her husband.
I hope this answers your question. Please kindly click ACCEPT so that I may be rewarded for my time. Thank-you.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).