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my friends FLR runs out on the 12th July 2012, next week. She

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my friend's FLR runs out on the 12th July 2012, next week.

She has failed her Knowledge in the Uk recently and now needs to know what she can do to get an extension whilst she completes another test. Please can you advise?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for your question .

For clarity and the avoidance of doubt, could you please respond to the following USING THE SAME NUMBERING:-
1. What visa is she on and has she observed the conditions of the visa
Kind regards.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Spouse visa and yes she has observed the conditions
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.

I will be able to answer at 9bst

Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for your reply.

If she is on a spouse visa at the moment then she will simply have to apply for an extension of her current leave to remain.

She would have to do this before her current leave to remain expires. If she does not then she would be classed as an overstayer which could create further problems for her.

She can extend her leave to remain in this way by submitting form FLR(M) to the UKBA. Here is the link to the page on the UKBA website:-

If she has observed the conditions of her visa and is still in a married relationship with her husband then the application will be uncontroversial and she will be granted Further Leave To Remain on this basis. She can then past the test and apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain by using the forms on this page:-

Once she meets the requirements on the following page she can apply for naturalisation as a UK national:-

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