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Hello Soon my 2 year settlement visa will be expired, and

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Soon my 2 year settlement visa will be expired, and I need to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain, what should I do? I'm already past a citizenship test. My husband is British Sitizen and I'm from Kazakhstan. We are living here around 2 years, but we leave together arround 6 years in a total (4 years overseas).

Thanks for your patience.

You either have to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain OR for simple Further Leave to Remain (if you don’t meet the criteria for ILR). You have to make whichever application you choose to make before you visa expires.

Here is the link to the UKBA webpage on apply for ILR if you are the spouse of a UK national:-

You will note that it says that the requirement is five years in the UK. This is because the rules changed in July 2012. However, if you were granted leave to remain in the UK before this time then you can apply under the basis of a 2 year stay because the old rules still apply. Confrimation here:-

Therefore if you meet the requirements contained on the first link above then you should apply for ILR.

If you do not yet meet those requirements then you should apply for simply Further Leave to Remain by submitting form FLR(M) to the UKBA

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