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Your wife and child can either apply for ILR 5 years from when they entered the UK or 5 years from when their visa was granted. If they apply 5 years from when their visa was granted, the period between the visa being granted and the date they entered the UK will be counted as an absence. As they are dependants, their absences will not be counted. They can therefore apply at the earliest point they want.
Posted on Saturday, 07 July, 2018