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A year ago, but i have not applied for indefinite leave. Can i do that?
You cannot apply for indefinite leave to remain until the end of your refugee status which will be just before the expiry of the four years granted, so you will have to wait a further three years for this. Did you apply for asylum while you still had a valid student visa?
The requirements are as follows if you are not married to a British national:
Yes i had 2 years of my student visa left, and i was given a 5 years limited remain, so i have 4 more years to go.
There are seven requirements you need to meet before you apply:
To demonstrate the residential requirements for naturalisation, you must have:
"Did you apply for asylum while you still had a valid student visa?"
Does this make a difference?
You must be free from immigration time restrictions when you apply for naturalisation. Unless you are married to or the civil partner of a British citizen, you should have been free from immigration time restrictions during the last 12 months of the residential qualifying period. Therefore, you will need to have held indefinite leave to remain for at least one year before you can apply for British naturalisation.
This would only make a difference if you were to marry a British national prior to being eligible to apply for indefinite leave to remain on your asylum status. This is because you could rely on the student visa period together with your current status to apply for British citizenship - but only if you were granted indefinite leave through your spouse application. Basically it would mean switching from your asylum status to a spouse visa for two years and then applying for indefinite leave to remain. This is just another option if you were in a relationship with a British national who you wish to marry. However, at present, you would need to wait one further year after holding indefinite leave before you can apply.
Therefore, in another five years (ie after four years you can apply for indefinite).
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if i was to get marry now, how long would it take to get indefinite leave? is it immediate after marriage? this is my last question
Sorry i got it, i need 2 more year to get indefinite, and then i have to wait one year to apply for citizenship
together 3 years, if i got married
that's ok, I am happy to help. If you are in a relationship or have been living with your partner for two years with documents to prove that you have been living together, you would be entitled to apply for a spouse visa. This would be valid for two years and you could apply for indefinite leave just before this expires. You would therefore only need to wait around two years as you can apply immediately for British naturalisation once you have indefinite leave through a spouse. You would not need to wait a further year if you married a British spouse.
One year with indefinite leave is only if you are not applying on the basis of marriage to a British spouse.
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