Conditions for GTV - How long can I be outside the UK?

Hi Everyone,

Please can I get some clarity on the Tier 1 visa? How long can I be outside the UK without hurting my 5 year period?

Also, please what documents are submitted when applying for the ILR? Thank you.

ILR - 6mo/year x 3/5 years
Passport - approx 9mo/year x 5 years

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I am not sure this information is correct. Spending 6months in the UK is a requirement. However spending 6months for each of the 3years required for exceptional talent doesn’t mean you have spent the required number of years for ILR

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According to the official ILR for Global Talent (and others) article:

You must have spent no more than 180 days outside the UK in any 12 months.

According to the official Apply for citizenship with ILR article:

You should not have:

  • spent more than 450 days outside the UK during the 5 years before your application
  • spent more than 90 days outside the UK in the last 12 months

So, if you target the UK Passport, rules for absences are more restricting.