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i was a student then qualified iam not sure if those are the gaps you are inquiring about or if its somerthingelse
If you were here on a student visa originally then you would have had to either extend your visa or switch in to another visa category in order to be here for ten years. The gaps I asked about are any gaps between your then current visa expiring and your then applying for a new visa.
I will assume for the purpose of this answer that you made all extensions/switching applications before your then current visa expired and have therefore remained in the UK with an unbroken leave to remain here.
If a non-eea/uk national has been here with valid leave to remain for a period of 10 years then they do in principle qualify to apply for indefiinite leave to remain under the long residence rules. You would have to prove your leave to remain for that period by submitting documentary evdience (eg. passports, old correspdoencne/statements/bills etc).
You must not have been out of the UK for a single period that exceeds six months. In total, you must not have lived outside the UK for more than 18 months in total. previous criminal record as well as that nature of the offence will also be considered. You must not have been convicted of an offence, or detained in a prison or institution
Commitments and family ties in the United Kingdom will be considered, along with your character and conduct, and your work history in the UK.
Provided you meet the above and can support it with documentary evidence then you can apply for ILR.
It wouild be best for your application to be prepared or checked by a UK immigration solicitor in your area:-
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