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could you please tell me that will i be able to apply for ilr

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could you please tell me that will i be able to apply for ilr in july 2011?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.



When did you arrive in UK?


What visa did were you on and what visa are you on now?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
arrived in u.k. on 24 august 2005 on student nurse visa of one year after completing one year , i got my work permit visa on 17 august 2006 expiring on 16 august 2011,i'm working as a nurse .
Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.



In order to apply for ILR under a student visa one must be in the UK for a period of 10 years. Therefore the first year you were here is not permitted to count towards the required 5 years to get ILR after you have been on work permit.


You will attain the required 5 years on your working visa on 16 August 2011 and would at that point be eligible to apply for ILR then. This is what you should do. ,You can see a solicitor a month or two before the expiry of your visa in order to prepare the application for you.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

i just want to ask the last question hope you won;t mind , is there any new rules coming this year regarding ilr and if there is , then will i fall in that category ? or it won;t affect my status for getting ilr even though the new rules come into play