I would be grateful if anyone can help clarify the position regarding the residence requirements for someone who wishes to apply for Naturalisation but is just about to finalise her divorce from a British citizen.
My wife's friend (Thai) has ILR and has been resident for just over 4 years and is about to take the Life in the UK test etc. with a view to applying for citizenship.
My understanding is that once her divorce goes through (in a few weeks probably) she becomes a single person and the 5 year residence requirement comes in. She obviously feels that she has been with her husband for 4 years and the 3 years requirement should hold. The husband is abroad now so he would not be in a position to endorse her application prior to the divorce finalisation.