In order to be eligible for extension of leave to remain as a same sex partner (Further leave to remain – FLRm), the applicant must be a same sex partner of a person British citizen or a person present and settled in the UK.
Importantly, same sex partners are also qualified to apply for an extension of leave whether or not they are in a civil partnership. The rules that govern the durability and subsisting relationships will also apply here regardless of whether or not there was a legal ceremony. Same sex partner extension applicants would have to be physically present in the UK as at the time the application is been made.
As at the time of the application, the applicant must have a valid leave to remain in the country. Even though the UKVI allows for a 28 day grace period after the expiration of your visa, we would normally recommend not to leave it late.
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