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When did you receive your HSMP visa and start working in the uK?
If you were to switch to a spouse visa once your husband has obtained ILR then you must complete 2 years in that category in order to be eligible to apply for ILR. You period here on your HSMP would not count towards attaining the two years.
So if your husband received his ILR in May and then you apply and are granted a spouses visa by, say, July or August then you would have to complete two years which would take you to July/August 2013.
Alternatively you have to complete 5 years on a workers visa in order to apply for ILR under this category. This would mean if you extended your workers visa you would be eligible to apply for ILR in October 2013.
You can see then there is little difference in time in terms of when you will be able to apply for ILR regardless of the way you do it.
There is the danger of your marriage breaking down whilst you are on a spouse visa, this could then cause problems for your spouses visa.
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In order for you to be able to apply at the same time you would have had to have been a spouse visa for the preceding three years. That is why you can't - you have been on a HSMP and therefore the time on this visa does not count.
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