You can apply for extension of your spouse visa under 10 years route from inside the UK if you are already in the UK on spouse visa under the 10 years route. The application for spouse visa renewal under the 10 years route is made using online application form FLR (FP). The applicants applying for renewal of spouse 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 Spouse 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?
Need Help? Book An Appointment
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Specialist Spouse Visa Solicitors

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

Requirements For Extension Of Spouse Visa 10 Years Route

For a spouse 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 a spouse 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 valid marriage, regular contact and cohabitation.

What Is EX1 Criteria For Extension Of Spouse Visa 10 Years Route?

To succeed in an application for extension of spouse 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 UK spouse 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 Spouse Visa

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

How To Challenge The Refusal Of Application For Extension Of Spouse Visa?

If your application for extension of spouse 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 spouse visa by filing an Appeal Against Refusal Of Leave To Remain As Spouse 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 Spouse Visa After The Refusal

If your application for extension of spouse 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 spouse visa. We can provide the required legal help and assistance with re-applying for extension of spouse visa through our Super Priority Service.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Extension Of Spouse Visa Under 10 Years Route?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for extension of spouse visa under 10 years route. Our spouse visa solicitors have successfully helped thousands of clients with their applications for renewal of spouse visa under 10 years route. The quality of our exceptional spouse visa service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the excellent immigration services provided by our spouse visa lawyers. Our specialist team of spouse visa solicitors in London, Manchester and Birmingham can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration services for your application for extension of spouse visa under 10 years route.

How We Can Help With Your Application For Extension Of Spouse Visa?

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

  • Assessing your eligibility for extension of spouse visa under 10 years route by considering all your personal circumstances;
  • Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your spouse visa renewal application under 10 years route;
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your spouse 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 spouse visa under 10 years route by gathering all the relevant information from you and your spouse;
  • Helping you with paying the spouse visa application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for the spouse 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 spouse visa application;
  • Preparing a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your spouse 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 spouse visa renewal application.

Our Fixed Fee For Extension Of Spouse Visa Under 10 Years Route

Our fixed fees for extension of spouse visa application under 10 years route are given in the table below:

Our Service Our Fee
One-off immigration consultation/advice for renewal of spouse visa from inside the UK £80 (inclusive of VAT)
One-Off Spouse Visa Application Checking Service / Documents Assessment £240 (inclusive of VAT)
Full service for extension of spouse 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 spouse visa, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.

FAQs - Spouse Visa Extension (10 Years Route)

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

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

What form should I use to apply for spouse visa under 10 years route?

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

Can I renew my souse visa under 10 years route using Super Priority Service?

Yes, you can apply for renewal of your spouse 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 spouse of under 10 years route?

You will get in-country right of appeal against the refusal of your spouse 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 spouse visa renewal under 10 years route through standard service?

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

What is the difference between spouse visa 5 years route and spouse visa 10 years route?

There are many differences in spouse visa 10 years route and sposue visa 5 years route. The main differences include the following:

Qualifying period for ILR

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

Application Form

An application for leave to remain under spouse visa 10 years route is made using application form FLR (FP). An application for leave to remain under spouse 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 spouse 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 spouse under 5 years route is not required to meet the requirements of EX1 to Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.

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