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ILR visa, HSMP holder, what is max stay abroad 165 day is

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ILR visa, HSMP holder, what is max stay abroad? 165 day is OK?

Hi I am going to apply ILR in a week. I have HSMP visa or tier1 now. I will use SETO form to complete form. It does not say anything in the form about the max duration in the guidance.

Do you think I will be ok with 165 days abroad in 5 years
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Awan-Legal replied 5 years ago.

Awan-Legal : Hi
Awan-Legal : For ILR in this category, there is no specified number of days to be considered. The UKBA do generally disregard short periods abroad and I do not think your absence from the UK is excessive in the five year period overall, particularly if these were holidays taken in line with your annual leave entitlement or for business trips.
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