I want to share my experience on getting my 2nd FLR(M) successfully. Here’s my timeline: October 8: Submitted and paid online application October 12: Biometrics Appointment October 14: Got the email saying application was granted. My current FLR(M) expires on the 5th of November so I applied exactly 28 days before my visa runs out. Everything has changed since I last did my first FLR application. Everything is now done online and supporting documents are scanned and submitted online as well. Some of you will find this easy and more straightforward while others might find this stressful and I am on the latter one. So when filling out the application form online you can start this weeks before you are eligible to apply. I did the online application weeks prior to submitting it. You have the option to go back and amend your answers. Just remember to sign in every now and again up until the time you submit the application and pay for the appointment. The form will generate a rough checklist (at the end) of documents that you need to submit based on your answers. When time has come for you to apply you can submit and pay for your application. Make sure you go through your answers and make sure they’re right coz once you pay for the application it will lock in your answers and you won’t be able to edit it anymore. I went through my application countless times before submitting it. We chose to pay for the ‘super priority application’ which is another £800 coz I haven’t got the patience to wait for weeks for a decision. When you pay for the application you will be directed to pay for the IHS (which is £1000) and then gives you a link so you can book an in-person appointment for your biometrics. The biometrics are done by a third party company called the Sopra Steria and they have a number of service points across the UK. My nearest service point is Hull and Sheffield but they haven’t got an available appointment for the next two weeks so I paid £100 to get a weekend appointment in Glasgow and only 4 days away after I submitted my application. Appointments are free but the free appointments are always booked up well in advance so if you are willing to wait then that’s up to you. You can pay extra fee for an out of hours appointment and a weekend appointment. Once you book the appointment, you will get a QR code which you need to take to your appointment. Uploading documents on Sopra Steria website: So the website says they allow documents to be in PDF, JPEG and PNG format, I have mine all in PDF format. They require each file to be under 6MB, you won’t be able to upload documents that are bigger than 6MB as it will not allow you, you will just get an error message. They recommend scanning in black and white to reduce the file size so all my documents are scanned in black and white. So all the documents need to be uploaded in different categories and this for me is the confusing part as there is only little guidance as to which documents you should put in the categories but they are labelled as ‘MANDATORY’ and ‘OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS’. A lot of the so-called optional documents are vital for your application so I don’t understand why UKVI labeled this as optional. I will show you how I organised mine and will put pictures with this post so you can all see. (Just a tip: You can start scanning all your documents and save it on your computer so you don’t have to be scanning your documents all in one go.) MANDATORY DOCUMENTS: Proof of Identity / Travel History * Sponsors passport biopage *Sponsors passport stamps *Applicants BRP Proof of Application *Applicants passport biopage *Applicants Passport Stamps *Applicants consent letter *Spouse declaration letter *Joint-owner declaration letter (You will get a link to get these letters and print it off then sign it and scan it, these are very important) I also included: *Application Payment Confirmation *IHS payment confirmation OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS Other *Applicant Visit Visa Refusal Letter *Applicant cover letter Residence in the UK *10 joint correspondence *Latest council tax bill *Mortgage statement *House Land Registry Finances *This is where I uploaded all my partners bank statements and the rest of evidence to meet the financial requirement Proof of Business *This is empty Life Events *Marriage Certificate *Divorce Certificate from Sponsor Medical Information *This is empty Sponsors/Employment *This is where I put my bank statements, payslips, COE, contract and P60 Educational *IELTS Life Skills B1 Certificate So those are all the documents I uploaded. I actually ended up uploading 110 files all together. There is no limit to the number of files you can upload. It just needs to be under 6MB per file. On the day of your appointment you are advised to bring all the original documents with you just in case something needs to be scanned again. I brought all my documents with me but in the end I only needed my passport and the QR code that you need to print out. We attended our appointment in Glasgow service centre, my appointment is for 11 am but we actually got there an hour early but we were attended straight away. It wasn’t busy that day at all and the staff were ever so friendly. They will take your fingerprint and your picture. They will ask if you have anything more to add on your application that needs scanning and then they will tell you that they will submit your application to UKVI. I was in and out of the building in 15 minutes. I hope you guys find this post helpful. I advise you all to do your own research as well as to what documents you need as at the end of the day you are responsible for your application, not someone else.