Reply To: Sponsorship


I think that the claimant may not have come here under a sponsorship scheme. The Home Office confirmed that she came into the country as a fiancé valid until 25th October 2002.

Applications for leave to remain have been made on several occasions but information has not been provided the last claim made in May 2003 is currently awaiting further information before a decision is made.

The partnership dissolved in September 2004 and now she wants to claim CTB in her own right. I do not think she would qualify because of her immigration status (whatever this is). However, if she is granted leave to remain and this is backdated can CTB also commence from the date her immigration status changed?