Dear HM Passport Office,
GOV.UK website states that to apply for citizenship with permanent residence status you must usually have lived in the UK for 12 months after getting permanent residence status. You also need a permanent residence document that proves you’ve lived in the UK for 5 years .This means that if the 5 year period was more than 12 months ago, you’ll be able to apply for citizenship as soon as you get your permanent residence document.
I have been living in the UK for 12 continues years from 2007 under different type of visas. I received my "settled status" known as ILR on 18th of April 2019. If my understanding is correct I can apply for British citizenship now as 5 years period was more than 12 months ago? I would appreciate if you can confirm this.
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