Application to extend stay in the UK: FLR(IR)

Form to extend your stay in the UK for other routes under the Immigration Rules.



This form covers some routes from ‘Form FLR(O)’. Please check you are applying on the correct form.

Use ‘Form FLR(IR)’ to apply online to extend your existing visa to stay in the UK (also known as ‘leave to remain’) and to get a biometric residence permit.

The form is for these categories of visa:

  • visitors (except transit, Approved Destination Status and Permitted Paid Engagements visitors)
  • UK ancestry
  • domestic worker in a private household
  • domestic worker who is a victim of slavery or human trafficking
  • parent of a Child Student
  • dependant joiners who are applying separately from the main applicant – dependants of a person who has limited leave to enter or remain in the UK, not including dependants of a person with leave under the points based system or dependants of a person in the UK with leave on the basis of family or private life
  • relevant civilian employee
  • member of an Armed Force who is subject to immigration control (course F)
  • dependant of a member of Armed Forces which are not HM Forces (dependants of a member of HM Forces should complete FLR(AF)
  • representative of an overseas business

Check the Immigration Rules if you are not sure whether your leave is on a route under the rules.

S2 Healthcare Visitors cannot use this online form to apply for an extension of stay. Read more about extending your S2 Healthcare Visitor visa to find out how to obtain the relevant form.

To make an application on the basis of your family or private life please use form FLR(FP).

To make an application for human rights claims, leave outside the rules and other routes not covered by other forms please use form FLR(HRO).

If you are eligible to apply you will find guidance on how to complete your application and the evidence you need to provide within the online application form.

Get help to apply online

You can get help with completing the online form if you:

  • do not feel confident using a computer or mobile device
  • do not have internet access

You can only use this service if you’re making an application in the UK.

You cannot get immigration advice through this service.

Published 1 December 2016
Last updated 6 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added information on S2 Healthcare Visitors.

  2. Removed guidance document - no longer required as the form is online.

  3. Paper application form withdrawn, you must now apply online.

  4. Application form updated with GDPR policy.

  5. Updated form and guide for use on or after 6 April 2018.

  6. Updated application form and guidance notes.

  7. Updated application form and guidance for use on or after 6 April 2017.

  8. First published.