You can apply for extension of your same sex partner visa (10 years route) from inside the UK if you are already in the UK under same sex partner visa (10 years route) and you are unable to switch into same sex partner visa (5 years route). You do not have to meet the financial requirement or English language requirement for extension of your same sex partner visa under 10 years route. An application for same sex partner visa extension under 10 years route is made online using application form FLR (FP). The applicant should meet the relevant requirements of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules for the grant of application for extension of same sex partner visa under 10 years route. The success of the application for same sex partner visa renewal under 10 years route is mainly based on meeting the requirements of paragraph EX1 of Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules.

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Our team of specialist partner visa solicitors have successfully helped thousands of clients with applications for extension of same sex partner visa. We can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration services concerning your application for extension of same sex partner visa under 10 years route.

Super Priority Service For Decision Within 24 Hours

Our specialist team of immigration solicitors for Priority and Super Priority Service can fast track your UK visa and immigration application to get you decision on your application within 24 hours under the Super Priority Service. This way you will get decision on your application faster and will not to wait for a decision on your application for months (some time years).

Our specialist team of immigration solicitors can prepare your complete application in a short period of time and submit your immigration application under the Super Priority Service to get you decision on your application within 24 hours.

Our immigration lawyers in London are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service for your application whereby decision on your application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours (usually by the end of next working day).

Requirements For Extension Of Same Sex Partner Visa (10 Years Route)

Requirements for extension of same sex partner visa under 10 years route from inside the UK include the following:

  • Immigration status requirement: The applicant must meet the immigration status requirement which is normally met by the applicant already having leave to remain as a same sex partner under 10 years route;
  • Relationship requirement: The applicant must be the same sex partner of a person who is either a British Citizen, a person with ILR / settled status, an EU national with pre-settled status, a refugee / humanitarian protection status holder, Turkish Businessperson visa holder or Turkish Worker visa holder. The relationship of the applicant with the UK sponsor must be genuine and subsisting and the appropriate evidence of genuineness and subsistence of relationship should be provided in support of the application for extension of same sex partner visa;
  • Age requirement: Both the applicant and the UK partner must be aged 18 or over;
  • Suitability Requirement: The applicant should meet the suitability requirements as set out in Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules;
  • Paragraph EX1: The applicant should meet the requirements of paragraph EX1 of Appendix FM to the Immigration Rules.

Paragraph EX1 Of Appendix FM To The Immigration Rules

To succeed in an application for extension of same sex partner visa under the 10 years route, the applicant must meet the requirements of paragraph 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 UK partner, 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.

Our Fixed Fees For Same Sex Partner Visa Applications

Our fixed fees for spouse / partner visa applications are as given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fixed Fees Range
Full service for spouse / partner visa Entry Clearance to cover all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) From £1,200 To £2,500 (no VAT)
Full service for switching into spouse / partner visa from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,200 + VAT To £2,500 + VAT
Full service for extension of spouse / partner visa from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,200 + VAT To £2,500 + VAT
Full service for ILR as a spouse / partner from inside the UK through Super Priority Service to cover our work until decision on your application From £1,200 + VAT To £2,500 + 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 the application, the applicant also has to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.

Service Options For Your Immigration Application

Our specialist team of immigration solicitors and lawyers offer following service options for your UK visa and immigration application:

Full Service

Our immigration lawyers can provide full service for your immigration application for a fixed fee. Under the full service, our fast track immigration lawyers will carry out all the work on your immigration application until you get a decision on your application through priority or super priority service. Work to be carried out by our fast track immigration lawyers will include the following:

  • Advice on requirements: Our immigration solicitors will advise you on the relevant requirements you meet for your immigration application to succeed;
  • Documentary advice: Our immigration lawyers will prepare and email you a comprehensive list of supporting documents to be submitted in support of your immigration application;
  • Assessing documents: Our immigration lawyers will assess your documents to make sure that all the documents you provide in support of your application are in accordance with the requirement of the immigration rules;
  • Completing the application form: Our immigration lawyers will complete the relevant application form your immigration application;
  • Submitting application through Priority or Super Priority Service: Where possible, our fast track immigration lawyers will submit your online immigration application through priority or super priority service to get faster decision on your immigration application;
  • Booking an appointment with the application centre: After the online submission of your immigration application, our fast track visa solicitors will book your appointment with the application centre for you to enrol your biometrics;
  • Detailed cover letter: Our specialist immigration solicitors will prepare a detailed cover letter in support of the immigration application to explain all the relevant legal requirements and how such requirements have been satisfied by the applicant with the documents being submitted with the application;
  • Uploading documents online: Before the biometrics enrolment date, our immigration lawyers will upload online all the supporting documents to be considered in support of the immigration application;
  • Follow up work: Our immigration lawyers will carry out all the follow up work until decision by the Home Office UKVI on the immigration application.

One-Off Immigration Services

Our specialist immigration lawyers can provide following one-off immigration services for in relation to your UK visa and immigration application:

Remote Legal Services For Your Immigration Matter

Our specialist team of immigration solicitors and lawyers can provide you with expert immigration advice and representations remotely from our offices in London. Using modern technology, our Fast Track Immigration Lawyers can handle your matter remotely without the need for you to visit our offices. Whilst we are more than happy to welcome clients into our offices, if this is their preference, we are proud to be able to offer our legal services remotely to save your time and travel cost.

  • We can provide immigration advice service remotely through Zoom / Skype / Phone / Microsoft Team etc to assess your matter fully and give you appropriate legal advice on your matter;
  • Following initial immigration advice, if you instruct us for your immigration matter, we can send you all relevant documents electronically for you to digitally sign and return the same to us;
  • You can send and receive all documents electronically in PDF format;
  • We will complete your application form and prepare any witness statement (where necessary) by sharing our computer screen with you in a Zoom / Microsoft Team meeting so that you are fully aware of all the information given in the form or statement;
  • We will keep you fully informed on the progress of your matter through active email correspondence.

Why Choose Us For Your Immigration Application?

  • Your immigration application will  be prepared by a specialist immigration solicitor with huge experience of 19 years and specialist knolwedge of immigration laws, requirements, documentary evidence and relevant procedures;
  • Your immigration application will be prepared in shortest possible time under the fast track service;
  • You will get decision on your application faster under the Priority or Super Priority Service;
  • If your application does not succeed for any reasons, our immigration lawyers will challenge the refusal with no additional cost. In the alternative, our immigration lawyers will prepare and submit a fresh application at no extra cost;
  • Our immigration solicitors and lawyers can provide you with expert legal advice and representations remotely from our offices in London. Using modern technology, we can handle your matter remotely without the need for you to visit our offices. Whilst we are more than happy to welcome clients into our offices, if this is their preference, we are proud to be able to offer our legal services remotely.

FAQs - Extension Of Same Sex Partner Visa (10 Years Route)

Do I have to meet the English language and financial requirement for extension of same sex partner visa under 10 years route?

No, you do not have to meet the English language requirement and financial requirement for extension of same sex partner visa under 10 years route.

What form should I use to apply for extension of same sex partner visa under 10 years route?

You should use application form FLR (FP) to apply for renewal of same sex partner visa under 10 years route.

Can I renew my same sex partner visa under 10 years route using Super Priority Service?

Yes, you can apply for renewal of your same sex partner visa under 10 years route through Super Priority Service so that your application is decided by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours.

Will I get in-country right of appeal against the refusal of my application for extension of same sex partner visa of under 10 years route?

You will get in-country right of appeal against the refusal of your same sex partner visa renewal under 10 years route unless the Home Office UKVI certifies your human rights claim to be manifestly unfounded.

How long the Home Office UKVI will take to process my application for same sex partner visa renewal under 10 years route through standard service?

An application for same sex partner visa renewal under 10 years route made through standard service is normally decided by the Home Office UKVI within 3 to 6 months.

An application for extension of same sex partner visa (10 years route) made through Super Priority Service is decided within 24 hours.

What is the difference between same sex partner visa 5 years route and same sex partner visa 10 years route?

There are many differences in same sex partner visa 10 years route and same sex partner visa 5 years route. The main differences include the following:

Qualifying period for ILR

Under same sex partner visa 10 years route, applicant can apply for ILR upon completion of 10 years with leave to remain as a same sex partner. Under same sex partner visa 5 years route, applicant can apply for ILR after 5 years with leave to remain as a same sex partner.

Application Form

An application for leave to remain under same sex partner visa 10 years route is made using application form FLR (FP). An application for leave to remain under same sex partner visa 5 years route is made using application form FLR (M).

English language requiremet

An application for leave to remain under 10 years route does not require the applicant to meet the Englis language requirement. However, an application for leave to remain under 5 years route requires the applicant to meet the English language requirement.

Financial requirement

An application for leave to remain under 10 years route does not require the applicant to meet the financial requirement. However, an application for leave to remain under 5 years route requires the applicant to meet the financial requirement.

EX1 to Appendix FM

An applicant applying for leave to remain as a same sex partner under 10 years is required to meet the requirements of EX1 to Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules; but an applicant applying for leave to remain as a same sex partner under 5 years route is not required to meet the requirements of EX1 to Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.