Is it the same though if say someone is delayed coming to the UK by months? Where their passport has been sat at the embassy in Tunis with the stamp in it, however they've 'forgotten' to notify the applicant till several weeks/months later. In which case then they've not spent the 23 months in the UK?Lynn... ILR is from the date their passport was stamped coming into the UK ... So hubby's visa was middle of Jan but we couldn't apply for ILR until he had physically been in the UK two years (well 28 days before that date....)
I think Lynn's case, if I remember rightly was more like that, they'd held onto his passport and didn't notify him to collect it for quite a while.