Requesting a fee waiver

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Are you currently in the UK?

    Yes   No

Alert : You cannot use this service because you are not currently in the UK. This service is only for people who are applying for a fee waiver from within the UK.

Immigration adviser

Do you have an immigration adviser based in the UK?

  Immigration advisers can advise you on matters relating to immigration and citizenship. For more information, click here.

Yes   No

Register an email

Enter an email address and password so you can save your answers. You will then be emailed a unique link to let you log back in to your application at a later point, if needed.

Throughout your application, you can select the option to 'Return to this application later' in order to re-send the link to your latest saved application.

Email address

Create a password

  Your password must be 8 characters or longer and include a letter and a number or symbol.

Repeat your password

Category of fee waiver

In which category will you be applying for further leave to remain?

  Select a category in which you will be applying for further leave to remain.

  • as a partner or spouse, under the 5 year route, where you do not need to meet the minimum income threshold because your partner is in receipt of one or more specified benefits
  • as a parent, under the 5 year route
  • as a partner, parent or dependant child based on your family life or private life in the UK, under the 10 year route
  • on human rights grounds, including where you were previously refused under the family route but granted "Discretionary Leave" or "leave outside the Rules"
  • to extend your leave as someone who was refused asylum or humanitarian protection and given "Discretionary Leave" instead
  • to extend your leave as a person who was previously granted leave as a victim of trafficking or slavery

Have you previously been refused asylum and then been granted less than 4 years exceptional leave or discretionary leave?

    Yes   No

Basis of your request

You can qualify for a fee waiver for one of the following reasons. Select the reason you qualify:

  • I am destitute because I do not have adequate accommodation or any means of getting it (regardless of whether my other essential living needs are met)
  • I have adequate accommodation or the means of getting it but I cannot meet my other essential living needs
  • I am not destitute but I would become destitute if I paid for my own application and/or for the application of any of my dependants
  • I am not destitute and would not become destitute if I paid the application fee, but I have exceptional financial circumstances meaning I am unable to pay the fee

Check your answers

Check the information below before you continue to the next section.

All applicants

Add everyone who you will include in your application for leave to remain in the UK. This should include any children under the age of 18, or any other dependant family members. Later in this fee waiver request you will be able to select which individuals are applying for a fee waiver.

You can either add each applicant to this page first before filling in their details (including your own) or you can fill in all the details for one applicant first and then add others.

You can return to this page by using the ‘all applicants’ button at the top left of each page.

Fee Waiver

The applicant

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Additional applicant

 To add another applicant, select their relationship to you. If you do not wish to add another applicant, complete the application for the main applicant and select ‘Continue’.

I would like to add a:

  • Dependant partner or spouse
  • Dependant child

Your name

Enter your name, as shown in your current passport or travel document.

Your given name is usually your first name. Your family name is the surname that is shared by your family. If you have middle names, include these with your given name. If your name has a suffix (e.g. Jr), include this with your given name. If you have a patronymic name include it with your given names. You must tell us all your given names.

Title:

  Mr

  Mrs

  Miss

  Ms

  Doctor

  Reverend


Given name(s)

Family name

Any other names

In addition to the names already provided, are you now or have you ever been known by another name?

You must provide all your names. For example, if you changed your name after marriage or have a different name that you use for professional purposes.

    Yes   No

Your gender and relationship status

What is your gender, as shown in your passport or travel document?

  Male
 Female

  Unspecified

What is your relationship status?:
 
Single

  Married or a civil partner

  Unmarried partner

  Divorced or civil partnership dissolved

  Separated

  Widowed or a surviving civil partner

Your nationality, country and date of birth

Country of nationality

  Type the name of a country; use the arrow keys to navigate and 'enter' to select one.

  If you have previous or additional nationalities, you will be able to add these later in the request.

Country of birth

Place of birth

  Enter your place of birth (for example, the city or province), as shown on your passport or travel document.

Date of birth

  For example, 31 3 2020

Day

Month

Year

Your passport (United States of America)

Do you have a valid passport?

Use your passport to complete this section. If you cannot supply your current and valid passport as part of your request, select No.

    Yes   No

Passport number

Issuing authority

  On your passport this could also be referred to as 'country of issue' or 'place of issue'.

Issue date

  For example, 31 3 2020

Day

Month

Year

Expiry date

  For example, 31 3 2020

Day

Month

Year

Confirm you can provide this passport

  • I can provide this passport if required

Your identity card (United States of America)

Do you have a valid national identity card?

  This includes identity cards, issued from non-UK governments. This does not include driving licences. If you have an internal passport, provide the details here.

    Yes   No

National identity card number

   Provide the number as shown on your identity card

Issuing authority

  On your identity card, this could also be referred to as 'country of issue' or 'place of issue'.

Issue date (if applicable)

  Enter date in the format DD MM YYYY

Day

Month

Year

Expiry date (if applicable)

   Enter date in the format DD MM YYYY

Day

Month

Year

Your Home Office reference number

Do you have any Home Office reference numbers?

  If you have previously made an application to remain in the UK, you can find a reference number on letters from the Home Office, called 'Our Ref' or 'Case ID'. If not known, select 'No'.

    Yes   No

Enter any Home Office reference numbers

Your National Insurance number

What is your current National Insurance number?

  Example QQ 12 34 56 C

  • I do not have a National Insurance number

Your biometric residence permit (BRP)

Have you ever had a biometric residence permit for the UK?

A biometric residence permit (BRP) is a card with your name, nationality and picture. It describes your entitlement to be in the UK.

Your contact details

We need these details so that we can contact you about your request and to return your documents

Telephone number

Home address

  This must be in the UK

Enter a UK postcode

Enter address manually

Choose an address

Address

Town / City

Current address

Is this where you are currently living?

    Yes   No

Accommodation details

Do you own or rent where you are staying?

I own

  How much mortgage do you pay each month?

    If you do not have a mortgage enter 0

I rent

  Who do you rent from?

  Local authority

  Housing association

  Privately

  How much rent do you pay each month?

 

Your living arrangements

Do you live with your parent or legal guardian?

    Yes   No

About your accommodation

Enter the number of rooms in your home

  If you are in a hostel, hotel or B&B only include the rooms that are available to you

Bedrooms

Other rooms (not including kitchens, bathrooms and toilets)

How many people live with you at this address who will not be included as a dependant on this request?

   If you are in a hostel, hotel, or B&B only include people who live in the rooms available to you

Homeless information

Will you be homeless shortly?

    Yes   No

Explain why you are going to be homeless

  Maximum of 500 characters

Will you have somewhere to stay?

    Yes   No

Have you asked any charities, organisations or agencies for help?

    Yes   No

Address history

Have you lived anywhere else in the UK in the last 5 years?

    Yes   No

Any disability and health information

Do you have a disability and/or health issue?

This means that you have a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term and substantial negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities

    Yes    No

Provide details about your disability and/or health issue, and how they affect your financial or your accommodation situations.

Do any family members on whom you are dependent (financially or physically) have a disability and/or health issue?

    Yes    No

Provide details about your disability and/or health issue, and how they affect your financial or your accommodation situations.

Do any family members who depend on you (financially or physically) have a disability and/or health issue?

    Yes     No

Provide details about your disability and/or health issue, and how they affect your financial or your accommodation situations.

Employment

Are you currently working?

This includes both employment and self-employment

    Yes  No

Do you have a confirmed offer of employment?

    Yes   No

Employment details

Are these details about your employment or self-employment?

  •   Employment
  •   Self-employment

Name of employer/company

Enter employer's name if employed or name of your own company if you are self-employed

Enter a UK postcode

Enter address manually

Choose an address

Start date

Enter date in the format DD MM YYYY

Day

Month

Year

Income amount

How often do you receive this income?

  Weekly

  Monthly

  Annually

  Other

How do you receive this income?

  Cash

  Cheque

  Bank transfer

  Other

Other employment

Are you working for another employer/self-employed?

    Yes   No

Public funds

Have you received any public funds (money) in the UK?

  This includes benefits for people on low incomes, housing or child benefit

    Yes   No

Essential living needs support

Does a local authority provide for your essential living needs?

Essential living needs may include accommodation, clothes or food

   Yes  No

Give details about which local authority supports you, what form the support takes (such as food, but not including cash) and how often you receive it

   Maximum of 1,000 characters

Is this local authority able to continue supporting you?

    Yes   No

Do your parent(s) provide for your essential living needs?

    Yes   No

Give details about the support you receive from parent(s), what form the support takes (such as vouchers or food) and how often you receive it

Are your parent(s) able to continue supporting you?

    Yes  No

Do any other family members or friends provide for your essential living needs such as food?

    Yes  No

Financial support

Are you currently receiving financial support from anyone?

    Yes   No

Bank or building society accounts

Do you have any bank or building society accounts?

    This includes accounts in the UK or overseas.

    Yes    No

Assets

Do you currently own any assets?

Assets include:

  • Cash savings in the UK or overseas
  • Investments
  • Property in the UK
  • Property outside the UK
  • Land in the UK
  • Land outside the UK

Non-applying partner/spouse details

Do you have a non-applying partner/spouse?

    Yes   No

Partner/spouse's name

Title

Given names

Family name

Date of birth

  Enter date in the format DD MM YYYY

Day

Month

Year

Country of nationality

  Type the name of a country; use the arrow keys to navigate and 'enter' to select one.

Is your partner/spouse currently in the UK?

    Yes  No

Non-applying dependants

Are there people who depend on you who will not be part of your leave to remain application?

    YES   NO

Check your answers

Check the information below before you continue to the next section.

My total household income

Tell us the details of your monthly household income

Your household includes you, your partner, your dependants and any other people with whom you live and on whom you depend for financial support. Your household monthly income should be based on the average monthly income your household received over the period of 6 months before this request.

  • Wages (net wages after deductions)
  • Overtime (net after deductions)
  • Public funds
  • Pension (private/state)
  • Drawings from business
  • Profit from business
  • Income from trust
  • Dividends from shares
  • Interest from savings
  • Help from family/friends
  • Help from a local authority
  • Other
  • I do not have any income

My total household outgoings

Tell us the details of your monthly household outgoings

  Your household includes you, your partner, your dependants and any other people with whom you live and on whom you depend for financial support. Your household monthly outgoings should be based on the average monthly outgoings over the period of 6 months before this request

  • Tax (if anyone is self-employed)
  • National Insurance (if anyone is self-employed)
  • Rent/mortgage
  • Car/travel expenses
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Mobile phone
  • Telephone/broadband
  • TV subscriptions
  • Insurance
  • Other
  • I do not have any outgoings

Compensation or damages

Have you or any of your dependants received (or expect to receive) income for compensation or damages?

    Yes  No

Provide details of who has received or who expects to receive these payments, the amount and the date received or expected to be received

  This includes any funds you may have been awarded to compensate for any loss, injury or damages you have suffered

Requesting a fee waiver

Who is requesting a fee waiver?

Select everyone who is requesting a fee waiver

Additional information about your request

Provide any additional information that you would like us to consider as part of your fee waiver request

  Only include information in relation to your fee waiver request

Check your answers

Check the information below before you continue to the next section.

Documents

Mandatory documents

These documents are mandatory and you must provide them as part of your fee waiver request. Tick the box to agree that you will provide each document:

  • A copy of the photo page from the passport issued by United States of America for Mr Stephen Karman

Other documents

If you do not provide these documents, your request may be delayed or refused.

  • Mr Stephen Karman's evidence of all employment (or self-employment) income in the 6 months before this request (such as payslips, bank statements and most recent P60/P45).
  • Letter confirming Mr Stephen Karman's employment. The person writing should state their position in the company and provide contact details.
  • Mr Stephen Karman's mortgage documents or proof of home ownership
  • Mr Stephen Karman's utility and other relevant bills. These must be no more than 3 months old
  • Documentary evidence to show all household income covering the period of 6-months prior to this request, in addition to other evidence required. For example, pension statements and a written confirmation from an accountant, if applicable.
  • Documentary evidence to show all household outgoings covering the period of 6-months prior to this request. For example, receipts and household bills.

How to send your documents

You need to upload your documents to our self-scan facility or post within 10 working days.

Verification consent

The Home Office will check that the information and supporting documentation from a bank or utility company, that you supply as part of this request, is correct. You must download, sign and return the following declaration to confirm that you consent for the Home Office to request verification checks:

Declaration of consent for the Home Office to request verification checks

You should download and print this declaration now. A copy will also be available to download once you have submitted your request.

  • I will provide a declaration signed by me to confirm my consent for the Home Office to request verification checks

Declaration

By sending this application, you confirm that to the best of your knowledge and belief the following is correct:

  • the information relating to the application
  • the supporting evidence

I understand that the data I have given can be used as set out in the privacy policy

I consent to organisations, including financial institutions, providing information to the Home Office when requested in relation to this application.

I have discussed with any other applicants that I am acting on behalf of, and confirmed that the contents of the application are correct and complete.

I agree to the terms and conditions.

I understand that if false information is given, the application can be refused and I may be prosecuted, and, if I am the applicant, I may be banned from the UK.

I confirm that:

  • I am the applicant aged 18 or over
  • I am the applicant aged under 18
  • I am the parent or legal guardian of the applicant who is aged under 18 and completing and submitting the form on their behalf
  • I am submitting the form on behalf of the applicant

Consent for the Home Office to request verification checks for joint accounts or third party support

are you relying on evidence from someone else to prove your financial circumstances?

  For example, on a joint bank account or a bank account in someone else’s name

    Yes  No

Any other person(s) providing evidence to prove your financial circumstances should download, sign and submit the declaration for third party consent.

If we do not have their consent then we may not be able to take that evidence into account when considering your application, and so your application may be refused.

  • I understand that by ticking this check box I am giving consent to verification checks. I will provide a declaration signed by each person who is providing evidence to prove my financial circumstances

Check your answers

Check the information below before you continue to the next section.

No payment required

What happens next?

We will contact you if there are going to be delays to your request.

This might happen if:

  • your supporting documents need to be verified
  • your request is complex

Alert:You will no longer be able to edit your answers after you click 'Save and continue'

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What to do next

Fee waiver request

  1. Download a copy of any necessary third party declarations, if you have not already done so

 Download and print your declaration of consent for the Home Office to request verification checks

  1. Send your checklist and documents by email or post

Upload your checklist and documents to the self-scan facility within 10 working days.

You will be sent an email from ukvi_uploads@mailgb.custhelp.com within the next few days to inform you how to use the self-scan facility

If you have problems uploading your documents to the self-scan facility you may send them by post to the address on your checklist to reach the Home Office within 10 working days.

Download and print supporting documents checklist

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