I have been living in UK since march 2006. Came here as a student, got married in June 2008 and was given 2 years Spouse visa. We have got one child who was born in september 2009. I was convicted of a criminal offence in court in October 2009 (crime date december 2008) and was given community sentence. When i applied for ILR on the basis of marriage in June 2010, i was given 3 years discretionary leave because of criminal conviction. Can i apply for ILR now or chance to get ILR (no other convictions not even a parking ticket). My visa is expiring in July 2013
From 13 December 2012 changes were made to the Nationality Instructions that affect anyone applying for citizenship on or after that date.
The main changes deal with criminality and how it is assessed in terms of the good character requirement in citizenship applications. Some of the main amendments are summarised below:
Thanks. Which form shall i use? Shall i apply for extension of DLR with a covering letter asking for ILR or shall i apply for ILR
I am sorry but it asked me to rate the answer you gave and thats the reason i marked it with that.
Now, if you read my first question, it very clearly says that i was given 3 years DLR when i applied for ILR after 2 years of spouse visa. At the moment i am on DLR and not on spouse visa. I can not use SET (M) as this is for applicants applying for ILR after 2 years of spouse visa issued before April 2012.
As i was given DLR because of the criminal record in July 2010 (criminal conviction October 2009), since then the rules have been changed that good character requirements does not take in account the convictions more then 3 years old (non custodial sentences).
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