FLR application fee

FLR application fee

This guide is for you if you are looking to extend your stay in the UK and need to know about the FLR application fee, this guide is for you.

FLR stands for “Further Leave to Remain”. It means extending your current stay in the UK.

Understanding the FLR Application Fee

There’s a cost involved in applying for FLR. This cost is known as the FLR application fee. This fee is for processing your application. It is a fee charged by the government. It is reviewed regularly. It is usually increased.

How Much is the FLR Application Fee?

The FLR application fee can vary. It depends on the type of visa you are applying for. As of now, the cost is usually around £1,048 for a standard application. But, please double-check this with us. Fees can change.

Additional Charges

On top of the application fee, you will also need to pay for the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS). The IHS is a fee that helps cover your health services in the UK. It is usually around £624 per year. Different fees can apply depending on the applicant. The different fees can be seen on the gov.uk website.

Faster Processing Options

You can get your application processed quicker for an extra fee. A faster decision on your application costs more. For example, you can pay an extra £500 for a decision within five working days. For a decision by the end of the next working day, you can pay an extra £800. For each family member applying, there is an additional fee. If biometrics need taking, it will take longer, and usually you get a decision within five days of the last family member’s biometric appointment.

Fee Exemption

Some people do not have to pay the UK visa fee. This depends on your situation. This applies to in country applications.

You may be eligible for a fee waiver or exemption if:

  • you’re a partner, parent or dependent child of someone who has a family visa or has permission to stay in the UK on the basis of their private life
  • you’ve got ‘Discretionary Leave’ or ‘Leave outside the Immigration Rules’ on human rights grounds where you were refused refugee status or humanitarian protection – check your Biometric Residence Permit to see what you’ve got
  • you have permission to stay in the UK because you’re a victim of modern slavery or human trafficking

You can apply for a fee waiver if you cannot afford to pay the fee because you:

  • do not have a place to live in the UK and you cannot afford one
  • have a place to live but cannot afford essential living costs like food or heating
  • have a very low income and paying the fee would harm your child’s wellbeing

We can advise about fee exemptions or fee waivers if required.

A fee waiver application will need to be made and a decision received before you can apply to extend your stay in the UK.

Paying the Fee

You can pay the fee online when you submit your application. It’s a straightforward process.


If you change your mind after applying, you can ask for a refund. However, you need to do this before they start processing your application.

Summary on FLR application fee

So, that’s a simple look at the FLR application fee. It’s crucial to plan for these costs when you apply for your FLR.

Remember, the cost can change. Always check the latest fees.

Other costs for FLR application fee

Other costs in addition to the FLR application fee can include English language test fees, translation of official documents and legal fees.

We know that dealing with visa applications can be tough. That’s why we’re here to help. If you need advice on your FLR application, reach out to us on 0121 309 0013 or email info@ailegal.uk. We’re friendly, approachable and ready to make your visa journey easy!