This might sound like a silly question and a little premature... but I cant find the information anywhere. My husband has only been here since May and his visa is valid until jan 2017.... what happens then ? do we need to apply for a further 33 months? if so how and if not do we just apply for ILR . Like i said very premature but i like to be informed ...why dont they tell you this when the inital visa is issued ?