UK Ancestry - shorten application time for ILR

The current waiting time for a person to convert to ILR on UK Ancestry visas, is 5 years. This is a very long time! Would the government consider reducing this to 2 years (as is the case with Spouse/Partner applications) or 3 years maximum? Persons who are in the country with strong familial ties on a UK Ancestry visa and who are in employment, cannot fully settle and integrate when they are basically sitting in limbo for 5 years. Many families would like to purchase property, start businesses etc. etc. but the current 5 year waiting period before a UK Ancestry applicant can apply for ILR is prohibitive and in many cases highly stressful and costly.

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Created By

Janice Scott

Created On

Friday 28 March 2014

Closing Date

Thursday 9 April 2015

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