Apply to settle in the UK: long residence

Apply to extend

You can apply with form FLR(LR). Send it to the address on the form or take it to a premium service centre.

You will need to send your supporting documents with your application.

Get help using a computer to apply online

You can get help with:

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

You cannot get advice on:

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

Telephone: 03333 445 675
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Find out about call charges
Text: ‘VISA’ to 07537 416 944
visa@we-are-digital.co.uk

Biometric information

After you submit your application you’ll be asked to provide your fingerprints and a digital photo (called ‘biometric information’).

Any children aged 6 and over who are applying on your form must also provide biometric information.

When to apply

You can send your application as soon as you meet all the eligibility requirements - you do not need to wait until your current visa expires.

You must be in the UK to apply.

How long it takes

You’ll be told whether your application has been successful within 8 weeks.

You’ll be contacted if your application is complex and will take longer, for example:

  • if your supporting documents need to be verified
  • if you need to attend an interview
  • because of your personal circumstances, for example if you have a criminal conviction