You can use this form if you are in the UK and:
- you are a discharged member of HM Forces and want to apply to stay in the UK under Appendix Armed Forces of the Immigration Rules
- you are the partner or child of a serving or discharged member of HM Forces and want to extend your stay in this category
- you are the partner or child of a serving or discharged member of HM Forces, have a visa on a different immigration category and want to switch to this category
HM Forces means a member of the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and includes a person who was a member of HM Forces but was discharged within the period of 2 years prior to the date of this application.
If you are applying as a partner of an HM Forces member, only children you have parental responsibility for can apply with you on the same application form. If the HM Forces member has other children, they should apply on their own application form.
Before you apply
Before you start your application, read the FLR(AF) guidance on:
- how to apply and required documents
This application includes an application for a biometric residence permit (BRP).
How long it takes you to complete the application will depend on your particular circumstances. 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.
You must submit your documents within 10 working days of submitting your online application. If you do not do this, your application may be rejected.
As part of the application process, you are also required to apply for a biometric immigration document, commonly known as a biometric residence permit (BRP).
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 Borders, 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.