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i applied hsmp on 26 of april 2006,do i ve to complete 5 years

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i applied hsmp on 26 of april 2006,do i ve to complete 5 years or 4 years for ilr


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If you have been in the UK on an HSMP visa since 26 April then you must have been living in the UK for a period of 5 years in order to apply for ILR. It's a bit unfortunate for you because had you received your HSMP visa before 3 April you would only have needed to have lived here for 4 years. I'm afraid they changed the rules back in 2006.

Ii attach a link to a page from the UKBA website were you will see under the heading SET(O) that this is the case:-


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