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mavaas11 Apr 22nd 2022 1:25 am

When to Apply FLRM, Maximise ILR window
 
Hi,

brp start 27/10/2020
My spouse arrived in the UK on 29/11/2020
brp expires on 02/08/2023

I know you should earliest 28 days before completing 30 months.
But for ILR to get maximum time to apply for ILR, when is the best time to apply

I think they add 28 days left over from your current spouse visa.


When is the best date to apply anyone can advise and calculate, i want to maximise time for ILR.

All replies welcome.

thanks guys

BritInParis Apr 22nd 2022 1:38 am

Re: When to Apply FLRM, Maximise ILR window
 
The ‘best’ time to solely maximise the time for ILR would be 2 August 2023 but I suggest applying at least a day in advance in case you have technical difficulties.

mavaas11 Apr 23rd 2022 1:08 am

Re: When to Apply FLRM, Maximise ILR window
 

Originally Posted by BritInParis (Post 13109339)
The ‘best’ time to solely maximise the time for ILR would be 2 August 2023 but I suggest applying at least a day in advance in case you have technical difficulties.

Thanks BIP, the question is do they add 28 days of my 1st visa to FLRM. So wouldn't it be better to apply say 5th July 2023, to get those days added, which works out better. unsure if that's a thing, but I'm sure i read somewhere about that. Visas are definitely very complex things

:)

BritInParis Apr 23rd 2022 3:11 am

Re: When to Apply FLRM, Maximise ILR window
 

Originally Posted by mavaas11 (Post 13109588)
Thanks BIP, the question is do they add 28 days of my 1st visa to FLRM. So wouldn't it be better to apply say 5th July 2023, to get those days added, which works out better. unsure if that's a thing, but I'm sure i read somewhere about that. Visas are definitely very complex things

:)

You’ll just be granted 30 months from the date of approval so the later the application the better.

DernierVirage Apr 23rd 2022 12:54 pm

Re: When to Apply FLRM, Maximise ILR window
 
Just to mention that when my wife got her FLR in 2018, she was given 31 months from date of approval, which perplexed us. I called to check and was told that the case officer can give more than 30 months at his discretion if 30 months would leave a very small ILR window (so we ended up with a 43 day window rather than only 13). Clearly this can't be guaranteed though !!!!

mavaas11 Apr 23rd 2022 6:41 pm

Re: When to Apply FLRM, Maximise ILR window
 

Originally Posted by DernierVirage (Post 13109695)
Just to mention that when my wife got her FLR in 2018, she was given 31 months from date of approval, which perplexed us. I called to check and was told that the case officer can give more than 30 months at his discretion if 30 months would leave a very small ILR window (so we ended up with a 43 day window rather than only 13). Clearly this can't be guaranteed though !!!!

Thanks Dernier, let us hope we get a lenient one. I know you can apply 28 days before the 5 year anniversary. Somewhere I also read you can apply 28 days before your initial entry clearance was granted. The former is definitely true. But I just want to maximise my ILR.

mavaas11 Apr 23rd 2022 6:42 pm

Re: When to Apply FLRM, Maximise ILR window
 

Originally Posted by BritInParis (Post 13109601)
You’ll just be granted 30 months from the date of approval so the later the application the better.

Thank You BIP. Is it better to apply standard or priority. Is it true if you apply standard they will consider the application later and issue the 30 months from then?. Thanks

BritInParis Apr 23rd 2022 8:45 pm

Re: When to Apply FLRM, Maximise ILR window
 

Originally Posted by mavaas11 (Post 13109770)
Thank You BIP. Is it better to apply standard or priority. Is it true if you apply standard they will consider the application later and issue the 30 months from then?. Thanks

Effectively yes. However your wife won’t be able to leave the UK during the application process which could be lengthy with standard processing so you should factor that into your decision.


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