Apply on the basis of family life or private life in the UK

Use this online application as an alternative to the FLR(M) and FLR(FP) paper forms.

Apply to remain in the UK as the family member or partner of a:

  • British citizen
  • person settled (with indefinite leave to enter or remain) in the UK
  • person who has refugee leave or humanitarian protection in the UK

You can also apply to remain in the UK as the parent of a child in the UK if your child is:

  • a British citizen
  • settled (with indefinite leave to enter or remain) in the UK

OR if:

  • your child has lived in the UK continuously for at least 7 years immediately before the application date; and
  • it would not be reasonable to expect the child to leave the UK

   Your child must either:

  • be under 18 on the date you apply; or
  • have been under 18 when you were first granted entry clearance or leave to remain as their parent and not have formed an independent family unit or be leading an independent life

By making this application you and each dependant included in this form are making a human rights claim under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Private life in the UK

You can also use this form to apply on the basis of private life in the UK.

Adding family members

You can also add some family members (‘dependants’) to your application. For example, if you are applying as a partner with 2 children, you can all apply on the same application.

When you cannot use this form

You cannot use this form to apply for settlement (also known as ‘indefinite leave to enter or remain’).

You cannot use this online application if you are applying with a fee waiver. Fee waiver applicants must complete the paper form and fee waiver application.

Before you apply

Before you start your application, read the guidance on:

  • eligibility
  • how to apply and required documents
  • fees

How long it takes you to complete the application will depend on your particular situation. You will be able to save your application and come back to it at another time if you need to.

If you are inactive for 25 minutes you will be automatically logged out.

How we use your data

The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your application. We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Border, Immigration and Citizenship system. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns about how we are using it.

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