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What is the FLR FP Form?

What is the form to apply?

One of the many questions we get asked here at My Legal Services is how we can help with various Immigration problems including the purpose of the FLR FP Form:

What is FLR (FP) & What is the FLR visa?

FLR (FP) stands for Further Leave to Remain under the F and P categories of the UK Immigration , which are based on the Family Life (under the Appendix FM) or the Private Life (under the Part 7).

My Legal Services Cover Woolwich, SE18, WC1V and various other areas throughout the UK.

You should file this form if you wish to apply for further leave to remain in the UK as a partner, parent or dependent child of a British citizen or settled with indefinite leave to remain in the UK, or on the basis of your family and private life in this country. This applies to the following categories:

  • Eligible partners (10-year route)
  • Parents of British citizens or settler persons (5- or 10-year route)
  • Dependent children of a person who has or is applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK
    Applicants under the private life in the UK.

Call us on 02037 324 736 to speak with one of our qualified Immigration Lawyers and get for immediate help or enquiry online with your situation

How to fill FLR FP Form?

All your reasons or grounds for wishing to stay in the UK must be stated in your FLR FP Form and provide FLR FP supporting documents to support your case. If you are applying to extend further leave to remain private life, you can apply on the same form and will be required to submit your supporting evidence including mandatory documents in support of your application in the UK. If you do not meet the requirements such as meet the financial requirement, your application will be assessed under the 10 year route.

The form consists of the following 16 parts:

Part 1: Your personal details
Part 2: Your immigration status, including information on the category in which you are applying for leave to remain in the UK
Section 3: Details of the dependants who are applying with you.
Section 5: Your immigration history
Section 5: Your accommodation and available finances
Section 6: Personal history. This is where you must include any details about your criminal convictions, civil penalties or civil judgements made against you or your dependants.
Section 7: Fa Family life as a partner (10-year route) or Leave outside the Rules. This section of the FLR FP Form must be completed by those who have a spouse, civil partner, same sex or unmarried partner.
Section 8: Family life as a parent (5- or 10-year routes) or as a dependent
Section 9: Details of your children who are already in the UK
Section 10: Private life, also known as UK settlement 10-year route
Section 11: This space is for additional information that you believe may support your application
Section 12: Biometric Residence Permit, which will be released only if your settlement status is granted
Section 13: Passport, Travel Document or National Identity Card
Section 14: Documents and Evidence that you meet all the UK settlement requirements
Section 15 and 16: You’re for the Home Office to request verification checks and your declaration
The Home Office will use all the personal information you provided to consider your application and you will need to provide all of your FLR FP supporting documents in support of your application

UK Visas

Do I need to pay the NHS Immigration Health Surcharge?

As a part of your application, you will be required to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge. You must complete your Immigration Health Surcharge assessment before submitting your FLR FP Form to pay towards the NHS charge. If you are applying to extend further leave to remain private life or family life grounds, you will be required to pay for the NHS charge currently set at £624.00 per year an applies to each applicant applying as dependants. 

How long does the process take?

It can usually take anywhere between 4-8 weeks for the Home Office to reach a decision on your application for leave to remain in the UK, sometimes it can be a lot quicker. The Home Office may also request for additional information or documents during the application process before reaching a final decision on your case in this visa category.

How long will my visa be valid for if my application is successful?

You will be granted leave to remain in the UK, either under the 5 year or 10 year private life route or family life route for a initial period of 2 years and 6 months in the UK. This will allow you to live and work in the UK. Before the expiry of your leave, you will be required to apply for a further extension of stay to the Home Office and will be required to meet the extension requirements in the relevant category your visa was  granted to qualify for your further extension of stay.

What is the Settlement Application process?

Your application process may vary based on your Immigration routes. For example, if you wish to apply for ILR, you first need to spend at least 5 years in the UK or 10 years in the UK under the respective route. You may also qualify for indefinite leave to remain under the 10 year long residence route, if you have lived in the UK continuously with valid visas for a period of 10 years.

If you are applying for UK settlement either under ILR or British naturalisation, you will also need to sit two different exams. These are the Life in the UK Test, to check your knowledge of British history and customs, and an English language exam to assess your proficiency.

The minimum level of English proficiency may vary based on your immigration route.

If you are a single applicant, the FLR FP Form fees are £1,033. If you are applying with your family, the fee increases by £1,033 for each dependant. If you are unable to afford to pay the home office application fees, you may be able to apply for a fee waiver to the home office for you and your dependants to be exempt from the application visa and NHS charges.

The standard processing time for further leave to remain applications may vary depending on your current immigration status. In some cases, you may be eligible to apply for the Home Office’s priority service.

If your application is successful, you and your family will receive a Residence Permit in the UK for 2.5 years.

How can My Legal Services lawyers help you with your application for Leave to Remain in the UK using application form FLR (FP)?

My Legal Services immigration lawyers can help you check your eligibility and individuate the correct requirements to make your application successful. Call us on 02037 324 736 to speak with one of our qualified Immigration Lawyers and get for immediate help or enquiry online with your situation 

We employ only the highly trained immigration lawyers to help our clients with their Immigration issues, including point based system applications. All of our lawyers and solicitors are trained and qualified to help you with the application, appeal or decision making process in obtaining your visa in the UK. You can speak at any time with one of our specialists who will be happy to assist you and go over the process for you to obtain your leave to remain in the UK.


Hire one of our Immigration Solicitors in London to benefit from our Application package, which will allow us to complete your FLR FP form on your behalf and ensure that your Leave To Remain in the UK application is successful.

Get in touch on 02037 324 736 or use our online contact form to speak to our team about your Leave To Remain in the UK application.

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