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Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by AlexWN » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:32 pm

The home office granted me a FLR FL for 30 months(unmarried partner route) after successful appeal back 2018.

My question is can I apply/switch my visa to FLR M while still on FLR FP? And how my future ILR application will affect this route?

Many thanks

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Re: Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by bathanza » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:45 pm

Of course you can switch. Just make sure you meet all requirements. Fiance. English test etc.

Your ILR clock will reset again so you'll need to count your FLRM as the first 2.5 years then extend.

If you've spent 10yrs legally then you can settle after 10 years legal residency.

For my husband's timeline - overstayer 11 yrs
Aug 2016 - FLR (FP) Partner
Feb 2018 - FLR (FP) Partner refused
March - Aug 2018 - JR permission refused with merit
Aug 2018 - FLR FP (Partner) PSC - Approved

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Re: Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by AlexWN » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:54 pm

bathanza wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:45 pm
Of course you can switch. Just make sure you meet all requirements. Fiance. English test etc.

Your ILR clock will reset again so you'll need to count your FLRM as the first 2.5 years then extend.

If you've spent 10yrs legally then you can settle after 10 years legal residency.
Thanks bathanza

So if my 2.5 years grant, I have to wait for another 10 years to apply for ILR?

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Re: Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by CR001 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:09 pm

If you switch to FLR M, you have to wait 5 years on FLR M before you can apply for ilr. The time.on FLR fp doesn't count towards the 5 years.
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Re: Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by AlexWN » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:00 pm

CR001 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:09 pm
If you switch to FLR M, you have to wait 5 years on FLR M before you can apply for ilr. The time.on FLR fp doesn't count towards the 5 years.
Thanks

How much is the fee for premium service?

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Re: Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by CR001 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:09 pm

£800 on top of the visa and IHS fees.
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Re: Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by AlexWN » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:50 pm

CR001 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:09 pm
£800 on top of the visa and IHS fees.
Blimey. I need a total of £2,xxx at least?

I will probably apply by post then.

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Re: Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by CR001 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:02 pm

Visa fee is £1033 and IHS is £1000. The £800 super priority is in addition to those.

You cant apply by post anymore.

You need to apply online and select standard service and then book the bio appointment and identity check with ukcvas, which is usually an 8 week processing time.

Everything is uploaded online. Nothing gets posted to ho anymore.
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Re: Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by bathanza » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:24 pm

AlexWN wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:50 pm
CR001 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:09 pm
£800 on top of the visa and IHS fees.
Blimey. I need a total of £2,xxx at least?

I will probably apply by post then.
The good old days are gone :) No in person premium service either you do have priority processing which is 24 WORKING hours so you may get a decision within 3 days.

For my husband's timeline - overstayer 11 yrs
Aug 2016 - FLR (FP) Partner
Feb 2018 - FLR (FP) Partner refused
March - Aug 2018 - JR permission refused with merit
Aug 2018 - FLR FP (Partner) PSC - Approved

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Re: Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by AlexWN » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:29 pm

bathanza wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:24 pm
AlexWN wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:50 pm
CR001 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:09 pm
£800 on top of the visa and IHS fees.
Blimey. I need a total of £2,xxx at least?

I will probably apply by post then.
The good old days are gone :) No in person premium service either you do have priority processing which is 24 WORKING hours so you may get a decision within 3 days.
Can you send me the link on how to apply for premium services. Thanks

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Re: Switching from FLR FP to FLR M

Post by CR001 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:31 pm

You apply online for FLR(M) and the service you choose is given towards the end before you pay. there is no link to apply for premium service only.
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