I’ve been going to the Uk frequently, for how long do I have to stay outside the United Kingdom in order for them not to think that I’m a frequent visitor the next time I visit?

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    Different wording but essentially yet again you’ve posted the same question travel.stackexchange.com/questions/142520/…
    – Traveller
    Commented Aug 18, 2019 at 20:42
  • Not the same question at all! This time I’m asking about the duration outside the UK not my actual case
    – Aym
    Commented Aug 19, 2019 at 0:10

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There's no fixed rule.

An often stated rule of thumb is that if -- averaged over several visits -- you're spending more time outside the UK than in, you probably won't be considered to be living in the UK through frequent or successive visits. But it's really always a concrete judgement based on both your travel history and your answers when you're asked about the purpose of your visits, and how credible you seem in person.

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