Further Leave To Remain – FLR (M)

Application to extend your stay in the UK as the partner of someone who is a British citizen or is settled here (holds ILR), after an initial period of entry clearance. FLR M stands for Further Leave to Remain in the Marriage category. A partner can be a spouse, fiancé or an unmarried partner.

This application is also used for someone who has entered as a fiancé and requires switching visa’s to a spouse visa. A dependent child can also be included on this application.

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Spouse extension, FLR (M) , applies to a person who entered the UK on an initial partner entry clearance; given 2.5 years leave to remain

You must submit the application prior to the expiry on your bio-metric card. The earliest you can apply is 28 days prior to your expiry, not any earlier.

home office application fee of £1052.20, immigration health surcharge of £1560.00

Yes, the financial requirement will still need to be satisfied, depending on which category you will use to meet the requirement. the financial requirement can be met through yourself, your sponsor or combined.

Yes, for a spouse visa extension, you will need to have passed English level A2 or higher.

No, you must be present in the UK when applying for your extension. this application can only be made inside the uk. the application will need to be submitted online, documents will then need to be either scanned or uploaded and you will also be needing to attend a bio-metric appointment in the uk

You will be granted a further 2.5 years leave to remain, you will receive a new bio-metric card stating the validity dates.

If you do not meet the requirements, your application is likely to get refused. however, if there are exceptional circumstances in your case you may be granted leave to remain on the 10-year route depending on your circumstances; this is up to the home office’s discretion.

You will not be able to travel outside of the UK whilst the application is pending. if you do, your application will be considered as withdrawn.

Standard processing time is 8 weeks, if you opt for priority service you will receive a decision the next working day (after you have attended your bio-metric appointment).

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