Absence Calculator for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

  • Departure date

  • Return date

+ New Entry
  • 0

    Days you’ve been
    out of the country

  • 180

    Days within which you
    must return

This calculator is intended as a guide only, and CGM Partners can not be held responsible for any decision or action taken as a result of using it.

The end date should not be earlier than the beginning/outbound date

Manage Your Absences with CGM Absence Calculator

As a migrant in the UK, you may have to keep track of the days you spend outside the country, as exceeding the permitted number of days can make it challenging or even impossible to obtain Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). CGM has developed an easy-to-use absence calculator that helps you manage your absences and ensures that you don’t breach your ILR conditions.

How Does the CGM Absence Calculator Work?

The CGM Absence calculator is a simple and efficient tool that enables you to calculate the number of days you have been outside the UK and those you are entitled to. The tool is accessible to anyone online, and you can access it from your smartphone or laptop. Here are the steps to use the absence calculator:
  1. Enter the departure and arrival dates for each of the trips on your passport. Ensure that the departure dates are the dates that have been stamped on your passport.
  2. Attach photo evidence if you want to. It may be useful for organising your application documents for sharing with an immigration solicitor if necessary.
  3. Save your entry. Each entry will update the “Number of days you have been out of the country” column and “Absences left” column at the bottom of the widget.
  4. Add all the trips you have on your passport, and the tool will automatically calculate the absences left for you.
It’s that simple!

What is the maximum days a migrant can stay outside the UK to be eligible for ILR?

When a person wants to apply for ILR they must be living and working in the UK for continuous 5 years, where the person must have spent no more than 180 days outside the UK in any 12 months. However, when a person already holds a ILR, they can still keep it if they were outside of the country for less than 2 years. If they were away for more than 2 years, they will lose their ILR but they can re-enter the country by applying for Returning Resident visa.

Why Use the CGM Absence Calculator?

Using the CGM absence calculator is essential to ensure that you do not exceed the number of permitted absences and jeopardize your chances of getting an ILR. The tool is user-friendly, easy to access and understand, and is the most accurate method to calculate your absences. Furthermore, the tool enables you to manage your absences and ensures that you plan your travel arrangements well in advance to avoid any complications with your application. By having the correct information, you can make informed decisions about your travel and residency plans.


The CGM Absence calculator is an essential tool for all migrants who want to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. By keeping track of your absences, you can make informed decisions about your travel and residency plans, and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for an ILR. Use the CGM absence calculator today and take control of your residency plans!