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Extending Your Leave To Remain. If your leave to remain is about to expire it may be possible to extend your leave to remain by applying directly to the Border & Immigration Agency. If applying to extend leave to remain it is vital that the application is made on the correct form and made before current leave expires. If not you could be classed as an overstayer and lose any rights of appeal if your application is refused.  Not everybody with leave to remain is permitted to extend their leave but the following are examples of the type of applications we commonly deal with.
  • Husband, wife, civil partner, or unmarried partner.
  • visitor (to apply for permission to extend your stay for up to a total of six months);
  • visitor undergoing private medical treatment;
  • postgraduate doctor or dentist;
  • au pair;
  • representative of an overseas newspaper, news agency or broadcasting organisation;
  • private servant in a diplomatic household;
  • a domestic worker in a private household;
  • overseas government employee;
  • minister of religion, missionary, or member of a religious order;
  • visiting religious worker or religious worker in a non-pastoral role;
  • airport-based operational staff of an overseas-owned airline;
  • person with United Kingdom ancestry;
  • writer, composer or artist;
  • overseas qualified nurse or midwife;
  • dependant of member of HM Forces who is exempt from immigration control;
  • person who is in the United Kingdom for other purposes or reasons not covered by other application forms (this does not include asylum).
  • Students
  • discretionary leave to remain; or
  • Humanitarian protection.
If you want advice and assistance regarding extending your leave to remain please telephone or e-mail one of the.

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