You can apply for extension of your same sex partner visa under 10 years route from inside the UK if you are already in the UK on same sex partner visa under the 10 years route. The application for same sex partner visa renewal under the 10 years route is made using online application form FLR (FP). The applicants applying for renewal of same sex partner visa under 10 years route are not required to meet the financial requirement of earning £18,600 gross per year and the English language requirement.

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Specialist Same Sex Partner Visa Solicitors
Eligibility Requirements
EX1 Criteria
Super Priority Service For Decision Within 24 Hours
Challenging Refusal
Re-Applying After The Refusal
Why Us?
How We Can Help?
How Much We Charge?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Specialist Same Sex Partner Visa Solicitors

Our expert team of same sex partner visa solicitors in London, Manchester and Birmingham specialise in same sex partner visa applications under 10 years route. Our specialist same sex partner visa solicitors have successfully helped thousands of clients with their same sex partner visa applications under 10 years route. Our best team of same sex partner visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration services concerning your same sex partner visa renewal application under 10 years route. Ask a question to our expert same sex partner visa solicitors for free immigration advice online for extension of your same sex partner visa under 10 years route by completing our enquiry form and one of our same sex partner visa experts will answer your question as soon as possible.

Requirements For Extension Of Same Sex Partner Visa 10 Years Route

For a same sex partner visa extension application under 10 years route to succeed, there are following main requirements:

  1. The applicant must meet the immigration status requirement which is normally met by the applicant already having leave to remain as an same sex partner under 10 years route;
  2. Requirements of EX1 to the Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules must be duly met;
  3. Suitability criteria as set out in Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules;
  4. The evidence of relationship between the sponsor and the applicant including evidence of cohabitation with the sponsor during last 2 years.

What Is EX1 Criteria For Extension Of Same Sex Partner Visa 10 Years Route?

To succeed in an application for extension of same sex partner visa under the 10 years route, the applicant must meet the requirements of EX1 of Appendix FM under the Immigration Rules. The requirements of EX1 can be satisfied by showing that either:

  • the applicant has a parental relationship with a child under 18 who is in the UK and who  is:
    • British Citizen; or
    • holding ILR; or
    • has lived in the UK continuously for 7 years; and
  • it is unreasonable to expect such child to leave the UK.

OR

  • the applicant has a genuine and subsisting relationship with the same sex partner who is a British Citizen, settled in the UK or in the UK with refugee leave or humanitarian protection, and there are insurmountable obstacles to family life with that partner continuing outside the UK. Insurmountable obstacles mean the very significant difficulties which would be faced by the applicant or their partner in continuing their family life together outside the UK and which could not be overcome or would entail very serious hardship for the applicant or their partner.

Super Priority Service (Decision Within 24 Hours) For Renewal Of Same Sex Partner Visa

As the expert team of same sex partner visa solicitors based in London, Manchester and Birmingham, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service (SPS) for your same sex partner visa renewal application whereby decision on your same sex partner visa renewal application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the enrolment of your biometrics at a designated service centre.

Our same sex partner visa solicitors can prepare and submit your same sex partner visa extension application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get decision on your same sex partner visa renewal application within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your same sex partner visa renewal application for months (sometimes years).

How To Challenge The Refusal Of Application For Extension Of Same Sex Partner Visa?

If your application for extension of same sex partner visa is refused by the Home Office, UKVI and you believe that the refusal decision is unlawful, you can challenge the refusal of your application for extension of same sex partner visa by filing an Appeal Against Refusal Of Leave To Remain As Same Sex Partner Of A British Citizen Or Settled Person with the First Tier Tribunal within 14 days of receiving the refusal letter.

Re-Applying For Extension Of Same Sex Partner Visa After The Refusal

If your application for extension of same sex partner visa has been refused by the Home Office, UKVI and you believe that the decision to refuse your extension application is valid and lawful and therefore cannot be challenged successfully by way of appeal, you have the option to re-apply for extension of same sex partner visa. We can provide the required legal help and assistance with re-applying for extension of same sex partner visa through our Super Priority Service.

How We Can Help With Your Application For Extension Of Same Sex Partner Visa?

Our expert team of same sex partner visa solicitors specialise in UK same sex partner visa applications under 10 years route. If instructed to represent you regarding your application for extension of same sex partner visa under 10 years route, our specialiast team of same sex partner visa solicitors will carry out all the work on your same sex partner visa application until a decision is made by the Home Office UKVI on your same sex partner visa application. The immigration casework to be carried out by our same sex partner visa solicitors will include the following:

  • Assessing your eligibility for extension of same sex partner visa under 10 years route by considering all your personal circumstances;
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your same sex partner visa renewal application under 10 years route;
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your same sex partner visa renewal application under 10 years route;
  • Assessing your documents to ensure that the documentary evidence is as per requirements of the Home Office UKVI immigration Rules;
  • Completing and submitting the online application form FLR(FP) to apply for extension of same sex partner visa under 10 years route by gathering all the relevant information from you and your same sex partner;
  • Helping you with paying the same sex partner visa application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for the same sex partner visa application;
  • Booking your appointment with the UKVCAS application centre for verification of documents and enrolment of biometrics;
  • Where necessary, preparing detailed witness statement of the applicant and/or the sponsor explaining the background of their relationship and other relevant factors pertaining to the same sex partner visa application;
  • Preparing a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your same sex partner visa renewal application under 10 years route;
  • Uploading online all the relevant supporting documents before you attend your appointment for enrolment of your biometrics;
  • Liaising with the Home Office UKVI for a timely decision on your same sex partner visa renewal application.

Our Fixed Fee For Extension Of Same Sex Partner Visa Under 10 Years Route

Our fixed fees for extension of same sex partner visa application under 10 years route are given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fee
One-off immigration consultation/advice for extension of same sex partner visa from inside the UK £80 (inclusive of VAT)
One-Off Same Sex Partner Visa Application Checking Service / Documents Assessment £240 (inclusive of VAT)
Full service for extension of same sex partner visa to  cover all the work until decision by the Home Office UKVI From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for extension of same sex partner visa, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.

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