Apply for permission to stay in the UK - certain categories only
Use this form to apply for permission to stay in the UK under the categories below. You must be in the UK to apply.
This form includes visitor extensions and some work/worker extensions including UK ancestry, domestic workers, overseas business representatives and civilian military contractors.
Click on each category for more information relating to eligibility, dependants (for example applying with your partner and children, on the same application) and how long you can stay.
Do not use this form if another more appropriate category exists for you. For example:
if you are applying for permission to stay in the UK on the basis of family life as a partner or parent, or on the basis of a private life in the UK (human rights claim), use the family visas
if you can apply for an extension of stay in the UK for leave outside the immigration rules and other routes not covered by other forms use this application
You cannot use this application if you are applying with a fee waiver.
Before you apply
Before you start your application, read the FLR(IR) guidance on:
how to apply and required documents
How long it takes you to complete the application will depend on your particular circumstances. You will be able to save your application and come back to it at another time if you need to.
If you are inactive for 25 minutes, you will be automatically logged out.
You must submit your documents within 10 working days of submitting your online application. If you do not do this, your application may be rejected.
If your visa application allows you to stay in the UK for more than 6 months at a time, as part of the application process, you are also required to apply for a biometric immigration document, commonly known as a biometric residence permit (BRP).
How we use your data
The Home Office will use the personal information you provide to consider your application. We may also share your information with other public and private sector organisations in the UK and overseas. For more detail please see the Privacy Notice for the Border, Immigration and Citizenship system. This also sets out your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and explains how you can access your personal information and complain if you have concerns about how we are using it.