Partners applying for leave to remain: application procedure
Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller
Partners applying for leave to remain: application procedure

The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Partners applying for leave to remain: application procedure
  • Which rules apply?
  • Timing factors
  • Fiancé(e)s or proposed civil partners
  • Applications for leave to remain by overstayers
  • GOV.UK information pages on family applications
  • Procedure for applying
  • Leave to remain forms
  • Leave to remain fees in pounds sterling
  • General procedure
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Immigration?

This Practice Note outlines the key procedural requirements for an application for limited or indefinite leave to remain (ILR) as a spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner under either Appendix FM or Part 8 of the Immigration Rules. It also covers procedural matters relating to:

  1. applications for limited leave to remain by persons with current leave as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner under Appendix FM who have married/entered into a civil partnership and are now seeking leave as a spouse or civil partner

  2. applications for further leave as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner in the limited circumstances permitted under the Immigration Rules

The Practice Note does not cover the eligibility requirements under either Part 8 or Appendix FM. These are dealt with in detail in other Practice Notes in this topic.

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