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Offline AshFromTheUK

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FLR(M) - When can this be applied for?
« on: March 17, 2017, 06:33:34 PM »
Hi all,

My wife's visa expires on 01/01/2018 and I was wondering when would we need to apply for her to next FLR(M) visa?

For the record, she entered into the country on 20th June 2015, however the visa itself started on 01/04/2015.

Any help you can provide is very much appreciated.

Many thanks.

Ashley

Offline ksand24

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Re: FLR(M) - When can this be applied for?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 06:47:02 PM »
She can apply up to 28 days before she reaches 30 months in the UK - that is, 30 months from the date she first entered on her spousal visa.

So, if she entered the UK on 20th June 2015, she will reach 30 months in the UK on 20th December 2017... so the earliest she can apply for FLR(M) is 28 days before that: 22nd November 2017. The latest she can apply is the expiry date of her visa.

Offline AshFromTheUK

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Re: FLR(M) - When can this be applied for?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 06:51:30 PM »
Hi Ksand,

Thank you so much for your response.

We are likely visiting my wife's family for Thanksgiving in November.  Do you think it would be OK to travel so close to the visa renewal date?

Regards,

Ashley

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Re: FLR(M) - When can this be applied for?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 07:31:28 PM »
So long as she re-enters the UK prior to Jan 1, 2018 she'll be fine.  Just be prepared to tell them you have the renewal ready to go.   :)