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 Tier 4 (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)
  • locally engaged staff of a diplomatic mission
  • representative of an overseas business
  • retired person of independent means
  • any other application for leave to remain that is within the Immigration Rules but is not covered by another form

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

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 using a computer to apply online

You can get help completing an online immigration form if you do not feel confident using a computer or do not have access to one.

You can get help with:

  • accessing a computer or the internet
  • finding the right information on GOV.UK

You cannot use this service to get advice on:

  • whether you’re eligible to apply
  • what information to put in your application
  • an application you’ve already made

Access the Assisted Digital Service page for further information and contact details.

Published 1 December 2016
Last updated 13 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Removed guidance document - no longer required as the form is online.
  2. Paper application form withdrawn, you must now apply online.
  3. Application form updated with GDPR policy.
  4. Updated form and guide for use on or after 6 April 2018.
  5. Updated application form and guidance notes.
  6. Updated application form and guidance for use on or after 6 April 2017.
  7. First published.