What is a FLR M?
An FLR (M) visa allows you to stay in the UK as the partner or dependent child of someone who is settled here or who is a refugee or under humanitarian protection. You will need to complete the FLR M form if you want to make an application to extend your stay in the UK on the basis of your family life and relationship to either:
- a British citizen
- a person who is both present and settled in the UK, i.e. holding indefinite leave to remain or
- a person with refugee status or who has been granted humanitarian protection in the UK.
Eligible relationships include:
- Civil partner
- Unmarried partner
- Same-sex partner
An Unmarried Partner can also make a FLR M application
An unmarried partner includes anyone who can evidence they have been living in a relationship akin to a marriage or civil partnership for at least two years prior to the date of application for an extension of leave.
You can also apply using the FLR M form to extend your stay as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner in circumstances where you came to the UK with the intention of entering into a marriage or civil partnership but have yet to do so.
Note that this form should not be used to apply to settle in the UK. This is a common mistake that many couple make when trying to apply for indefinite leave to remain.
Our Promise at DaVinci Solicitors
Based on your situation you will need to provide proof of relationship. We at DaVinci Solicitors provide a tailored document checklist that is applicable in your situation, therefore you will not have to worry about what you need to include in your FLR M application.
We understand that proving the validity of your partnership to the satisfaction of the authorities can be a frustrating task. Our highly experienced immigration lawyers at DaVinci Solicitors will be able to clarify any unclear parts of the visa application, advise you on your eligibility and how best to prove your status to the authorities.