Our immigration solicitors in London received some wonderful news recently that our client’s (“the Applicant”) Further Leave to Remain FLR FP application was successful after 3 long hard years of constant battle with the Home Office. This particular case was extremely complicated due to the Applicant’s extensive criminal past and the fact that he was subject to a Deportation Order. It should be noted that Further Leave to Remain FLR FP applications can be extremely difficult as in most cases you are asking the Home Office to exercise discretion in granting the application. Despite the difficulties and obstacles, our specialist immigration team was able to have the Deportation Order revoked and subsequently secure a 30-month visa for the Applicant. The key to submitting a successful application is submitting detailed legal submissions with strong supporting evidence.
Background to the Applicant’s Further Leave to Remain FLR FP application
The Applicant was a national of Nigeria and he had arrived in the UK in 1995. Shortly after, he had acquired indefinite leave to remain in the UK. The Applicant was convicted of various criminal activities and as a result, he subject to a Deportation Order and the Home Office wanted to remove the Applicant from the UK. The Applicant was also notified that his indefinite leave to remain had been revoked. Initially, our immigration team appealed the decision in the Immigration Tribunals and the matter had been referred to the Court of Appeal (“CoA”). The CoA dismissed the Applicant’s appeal but the judge directed the Applicant to submit a fresh Further Leave to Remain FLR FP application, as it was not reasonable for him to leave the UK due to his family circumstances. The Applicant was the sole carer of his British children and one of his sons required special medical treatment that was not readily available in Nigeria.
Following the CoA judgment, our immigration team prepared a Further Leave to Remain FLR FP application. Our immigration team worked with the Applicant to submit a perfect application. In particular, detailed legal representations were prepared and a strong bundle of documents was submitted with evidence from a credible independent medical expert confirming the Applicant’s children required his care.
What is Further Leave to Remain FLR FP?
Further Leave to Remain FLR FP allows migrants in the UK to apply for a stay in the UK on the basis of their family life as a partner, parent, or dependent child or on the basis of their private life in the UK. The application process can be cumbersome but our immigration team can assist with the preparation of successful applications.
How to apply for Further Leave to Remain FLR FP?
Discretionary Further Leave to Remain FLR FP applications are submitted under Paragraph 276 of the Immigration Rules. The visa application must be submitted online and the supporting documents must be submitted uploaded electronically. Migrants who are applying to extend their stay under this route must be able to show that there is no other viable visa available to them. The onus is on the Applicant to show that they are eligible to stay under this route. Applicants are required to submit strong supporting evidence. A failure to submit the correct evidence is likely to result in a refusal.
Can you apply for settlement under the Further Leave to Remain FLR FP route?
Upon a successful application, migrants will be granted a 30-month leave to remain visa in the UK. The visa can be extended further. It is also possible to apply for indefinite leave to remain (settlement) in the UK after 10 years of continuous leave on this route. However, in order to apply migrants must ensure there is no gap in the 10 year period and they must meet the requirements for indefinite leave to remain under the Immigration Rules.
Can Indefinite Leave to Remain to be reinstated after successful Further Leave to Remain FLR FP application?
It may be possible to ask the Home Office to reinstate previously held indefinite leave to remain. However such requests are considered on a case by case basis and it may be the case Applicants would need to lodge a Judicial Review.
How much does Further Leave to Remain FLR FP cost?
The Home Office fee for a Further Leave to Remain FLR FP application is £1033 plus £19.20 for biometrics. In addition to this, Applicants must pay the Immigration Health Surcharge of £624 per year so a total IHS fee of £1560 will be due on submission. If you need to submit an application but lack the funds it is possible to submit a fee waiver with the application.
How our immigration solicitors can help with Further Leave to Remain FLR FP application
Our immigration solicitors in London specialise in visa applications and prepare applications to the highest standard. We have an impeccable track history of submitting successful Further Leave to Remain FLR FP applications for a range of business clients. The key to submitting successful FLR FP applications is being aware of the relevant Immigration Rules and submitting the correct supporting documents. Our immigration solicitors in London guide Applicants through the requirements and prepare detailed legal submissions in support of the application. In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provides multiple substantial reviews of the application bundle to ensure that the correct documentary evidence is submitted. We also prepare and assist with the submission of the application.
Using our Immigration Solicitors in London to submit a Further Leave to Remain FLR FP application
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration matter. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with a visa application. Our solicitors and Barristers will help you comply with the Home Office’s requirements and meet the Immigration Rules.
Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications, which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your application succeeds, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided.
The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successful Further Leave to Remain FLR FP applications with our Immigration Solicitors in London
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your prospects of submitting a Further Leave to Remain FLR FP application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements under the Immigration Rules.
We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice, and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation to discuss a visa application.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.