Application to extend your stay in the UK on the basis of long residence

You can use this form if you have permission to stay in the UK and want to extend your stay on the basis that you have lived in the UK lawfully for a minimum of 10 continuous years.

You cannot add any dependants to this application form. Dependants, such as family members, should make their own application if they would also like to apply on this route.

When you cannot use this form

You cannot use this form to apply for settlement (also known as 'indefinite leave to enter or remain'), however you may be eligible for the 'Settlement long residency' route (SET LR).

Before you apply

Before you start your application, read the guidance on:

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.

Biometric information

If your visa application allows you to stay in the UK for more than 6 months at a time, 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 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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