What is a Further Leave to Remain application?

Further Leave to Remain permits individuals granted it to extend their stay in the UK beyond the duration permitted by their original visa. Typically, it entails extending the current visa to prolong one’s residency in the UK. However, in certain instances, it may necessitate switching to a different visa category.


Criteria for FLR application

You can only apply to extend your visa if you are currently in the UK and seeking to prolong an expiring visa. In certain situations, such as changes in your circumstances, switching to a different visa may be necessary.

There are various types of Further Leave to Remain applications, each tailored to specific reasons for extending your stay. The types of applications are outlined below:

  • FLR (M) – used to extend your stay as a partner or dependent child
  • FLR (FP) – used to extend your stay on the basis of your family life as a partner
  • FLR (HRO) – used to extend your stay for human rights claims
  • FLR (LR) – used to extend your stay if you have lived in the UK for 10 years or more
  • FLR (IR) – used to extend your for other routes under immigration rules
  • FLR (AF) – used to extend your stay as a discharged member of HM armed forces
  • FLR (DL) – used to extend your stay as a person who was refused asylum but has been given a different type of permission to stay in the UK
  • FLR (S) – used to extend your stay as a stateless person
  • FLR (P) – used to extend your stay as a child under 18 of relative with temporary permission to stay as refugee

At AMT Lawyers, we offer assistance with your FLR application preparation. Our skilled Immigration Law solicitors will guide you through the process, ensuring your application meets all eligibility criteria and that you submit all necessary supporting documents accurately.



£1,000 – £1,500 plus VAT at 20%

The approximation of legal fees listed above is our legal fees only based on a fixed fee basis. This does not include disbursements such as home office applications fees. These fees can vary depending on the route taken and type of application. For all home office application fees, please visit; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-10-april-2024


Estimated Time Frame

The typical processing time to receive a decision from the Home Office is between 2 to 3 months. Delays in your application may arise if you have not submitted all the necessary documents requested by the Home Office or if you are required to attend an interview.

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