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What is the earliest that a person who holds entry clearance as a partner can apply for an extension in this category?

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Published on LexisPSL on 16/03/2017

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  • What is the earliest that a person who holds entry clearance as a partner can apply for an extension in this category?

What is the earliest that a person who holds entry clearance as a partner can apply for an extension in this category?

This Q&A does not address any practical issues relating to eligibility of a particular applicant, eg as to when they may need to apply to meet the financial or any other requirements, or their need to ensure that they will have completed at the date of their forthcoming application for indefinite leave to remain, a continuous period of at least 60 months in the UK with entry clearance or limited leave as a partner.

The specified forms and procedures for making an application for leave to remain are set out in the Immigration Rules, Part 1, paras 34‒34K.

The requirements for leave to remain as a partner under Appendix FM are set out in the Immigration Rules, Appendix FM, paras R-LTRP.1.1‒D-LTRP.1.3. They are summarised in a table in Practice Note: Partners applying for indefinite leave to remain under Appendix FM: eligibility table.

There is no provision in the general rules covering specified forms or procedures, nor in the rules for leave to remain as a partner under Appendix FM, that prohibits an application from being submitted more than 28 days before the expiry of the applicant’s current leave or that requires an application to be submitted during that period.

However, the Immigration Directorate Instruction Appendix FM 1.0a:

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