How do I meet the continuous residence requirement as a Dependant Partner of a Skilled Worker?

11 Oct 2023, 18 mins ago

If you are a Dependant Partner of a Skilled Worker in the United Kingdom, you may be familiar with the importance of meeting the continuous residence requirement. This requirement is a crucial aspect of your visa application process and can be challenging to navigate. In this blog post, we will explore the meaning of continuous residence and provide you with insights on how to meet it successfully.

Dependant Partners of Skilled Workers are eligible to apply for settlement after they complete 5 years of continuous residence in the UK in this route. To meet the continuous residence requirement, the applicant must not have been outside the UK for more than 180 days in any 12-month period. If you intend to apply for settlement in the future, plan your continuous residence accordingly. Understand the requirements for settlement and work towards meeting them during your time in the UK.

Keep Records: Maintain detailed records of your time in the UK, including dates of entry and exit, travel documents and proof of lawful residence. This documentation will be valuable when you apply to extend your visa or for settlement. Short trips abroad are generally allowed, but you must not spend excessive time outside the UK. Long absences can break your continuous residence and affect your future applications.

Comply with Visa Conditions: Always adhere to the terms and conditions of your visa. This includes such terms and conditions as not overstaying, abiding by UK laws and not engaging in prohibited activities.

By maintaining lawful residence, keeping records and seeking legal advice when needed, you can navigate this requirement successfully and enjoy a stable life in the United Kingdom. Remember that immigration rules can change, so it’s crucial to stay updated and keep in touch with immigration specialists throughout your stay in the UK.

How Gherson can assist

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