Impact of Tier-2 visa curtailment on the eligibility of Long residence category

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Dear Home Office,

I am writing to make an enquiry about the impact of tier 2- visa curtailment on the eligibility for ILR (Long residence), Please look at the below scenario.

Mr. A lived in the UK as a student (tier-4) from Sep-2009 till Apr-2015. In between his studies Mr.A got a job on Sep-2014 and applied for a Tier-2 visa on Sep-2014. Tier-2 visa was granted on the same day and it was valid until Sep-2015. Due to the lack of funding Mr.A Tier-2 visa was curtailed and the curtailed visa was valid until 17-Aug-2015 but Mr.A left the UK on 9th May 2015. Once Mr.A left the UK, Mr.A applied for visit visa (tourist) on 6th July 2015 and it was approved on 12th August (it was valid until Feb-2016). Later Mr.A again applied for Tier-2 Visa on 22nd September 2015 and it was granted on 6th October 2015. Mr.A re-entered UK on 23rd October 2015 and the current Tier-2 visa is valid until October 2020. In September 2019, Mr A might qualify for making an ILR (long residence) application, but he is concerning whether the previous visa curtailment has broken the continuous lawful residence, which prevents him applying for ILR.

I would be most grateful if you could advise on the above circumstances at your earliest convenience.

Yours faithfully,
Mohamed Ismaeel

FOI Requests, Home Office

Dear Mohamed Ismaeel,


Please be aware that we have decided to handle your correspondence of 29
June 2019 outside the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. This
is because it does not meet the criteria for a Freedom of Information
request, as it does not ask for recorded information.


Below is a link to the ICO guidance for the criteria for valid requests
under the Act:



We will provide an answer to your query, but it will be answered outside
of the provisions of the Act.  You should expect to receive a response in
due course.


N McKenzie

Home Office




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UK Visas and Immigration,

Dear Mohamed Ismaeel,
Thank you for your enquiry dated 29th June about Freedom of information
request - impact of Tier 2 visa curtailment on the eligibility of long
residence category.
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Dear UK Visas and Immigration,
Thanks for your response.
I can understand that why you need my email address. please find the email address below
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Yours sincerely,

Mohamed Ismaeel