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Offline jainz

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FLR(M) - Question of timing
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:47:36 AM »
Hi all,

Just wanted to say this forum was a great help with applying for my wife's initial spouse visa, so thank you all!

We're about a year away from having to apply for her FLR(M). She arrived in the UK on 13/11/2016, so we can apply from April 16th 2019 as I understand it. Her BRP expires in July 2019.

We'll be using my salary to meet the income requirement, so I was wondering, is it worth waiting an extra week or two in April/May until I have my P60 for that year, or should we just apply on April 16th without it?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: FLR(M) - Question of timing
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 12:14:58 PM »
We were just having this discussion on this other thread.

As her five years will end 13 November 2021, and she can apply for ILR up to 28 days before that, she'll want her 30-months FLR(M) to get her to 16 October 2021 at the very least.

I believe she can apply for FLR(M) up to 28 days before her 30 months in the UK, which is 19 March, 2016.  However, if she applies that early and gets a super-quick decision, she will be cutting it fine for getting ILR eligibility before her FLR(M) expires.

Having said that, if she's able to apply before fees (typically) go up in the first week of April, she could save quite a lot of money.

The P60 is optional.  I would base my decision on timing for ILR eligibility and cost of the application.
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!