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  • 1. FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 A P P L I C AT I O N F O R A N E X T E N S I O N O F S TAY I N T H E U K UNDER THE I N T E R N AT I O N A L G R A D U AT E S S C H E M E (IGS) In addition to this application form, you need “Applying on Form FLR(IGS) : Guidance Notes”, which you can get from our website at www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk or by calling 0870 241 0645. THE ADDRESS TO WHICH YOU MUST POST YOUR APPLICATION ON FORM FLR(IGS) IS: Border and Immigration Agency Leave to Remain - FLR(IGS) PO Box 495 Durham DH99 1WR This form is valid only for applications made on or after 1 May 2007 BUILDING A SAFE, JUST AND TOLERANT SOCIETY FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 - page 1 of 11
  • 2. G U I D A N C E O N C O M P L E T I N G PAY M E N T D E TA I L S Applicant’s Details (1 to 5) The fee 1 Full name of main applicant as given in his or her For applications made on this form, there is a fee of £395 passport. for applications made by post and £595 for applications made in person at our Public Enquiry Offices. Applying by 2 Nationality of main applicant. If more than 25 post takes longer. letters, please abbreviate. There is only one fee per application form. You may include 3 Date of birth (day/month/year - eg 3 January 1980 your spouse, civil partner, unmarried or same sex partner should be written 03 (day) 01 (month) 1980 (year). and/or children under the age of 18 for no additional fee if they are applying as your dependants. But if they apply sepa- 4 Home Office reference (if you have one). rately, they must pay the specified fee. 5 The address of the person named in 1. Children aged 18 or over cannot be included. They must apply individually and pay the specified fee in each case. Contact details for payment queries (6 to 7) How can you pay? We need the details of the person to contact if we have a question about the payment. The contact may be different You can pay by any of the following methods: from the name given in 1 if an immigration adviser or other person is making the payment. Complete 6 to 7 as shown • Cheque below only if the payer’s name and address are different • Postal Order from those of the applicant. • Credit card - Visa (including Electron) or MasterCard only • Debit card - Delta, Maestro*, Switch (including Solo) 6 The name of the contact. • Banker’s draft • Cash - but only for applications at a Public Enquiry Office; 7 The address of the person named in 6. please don’t send cash by post. Method of payment (8 to 15) We do not accept any other form of payment. 8 Tick one of the boxes to show method of payment. * Please note that we will accept any Maestro card if you are applying in person at a Public Enquiry Office but only 9 If paying by cheque, enter the cheque number, Maestro cards issued in the UK if you are applying by post. account number and bank sort code. If submitting more than one application form at the same 10 If paying by card, tick one of the 5 boxes to show the time, you must make a separate payment for each form. type of card. Cheques and postal orders 11 Tick the fee which you are paying. You must make the cheque or postal order payable to ‘Home 12 Complete 12-15 only if paying by card. Office Leave to Remain’ and cross the cheque or postal order A/C Payee only. 14 The card security number is a three-digit security code known as the card verification value (CVV). It consists Please write the full name, nationality and date of birth of of the last three numbers on the signature strip on the main applicant on the back of the cheque and/or each the back of the card as shown below. postal order and keep the postal order stub(s). Please make sure that the date and the amount (words and figures) are correct and that the cheque is signed properly. 123 If applying by post, please attach your cheque or postal 3455 123 order to the front of the application form. CVV If applying in person at a Public Enquiry Office and paying by cheque, you must have a cheque guarantee card with a limit sufficient to cover the amount to be paid. 15 It is the person named on the credit/debit card who Completing the payment details page must sign and date. To ensure that your payment is processed without any delay, please follow the guidance opposite when completing the next page.ext page. FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 - page 2 of 11
  • 3. PAY M E N T D E TA I L S : F L R ( I G S ) - please see guidance before completing Please complete this page in block capitals and black ink. APPLICANT’S DETAILS 1 Full name Nationality 2 Date of birth 3 4 Home Office reference if you have one Month Year Day 5 Applicant’s contact address Post code CONTACT NAME AND ADDRESS FOR PAYMENT QUERIES IF DIFFERENT FROM THOSE OF THE APPLICANT Contact name 6 7 Contact address Post code METHOD OF PAYMENT Cheque Debit or Postal 8 Payment method - please tick Banker’s credit card order draft 9 Paying by cheque Sort code Account number Cheque number Please debit my: Visa / MasterCard Delta Switch Maestro Paying by 10 Electron / Solo card £595 Premium Amount - please tick £395 Postal 11 12 Name on card 13 Card number Expiry date Valid from 14 Card security Issue No. Card details number - CVV (where available) Date Signature (card 15 only) FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 - page 3 of 11
  • 4. If you ar e producing a double-sided copy of this application form, please include this page and make sur e it falls on the r ever se of the pa yment details page in the two-sided copy.. For administrative r easons, it’s impor tant that the r est of the form begins with Section 1 - Applicant’s Details facing upw ar ds.
  • 5. FLR(IGS) S E C T I O N 1 - A P P L I C A N T ’ S D E TA I L S Attach two identical Version 05/2007 Mr Mrs Miss Ms Other photographs 1.1 Your title - please tick of you (the applicant) here with a staple or If other, what is your title? paper clip Your date of birth 1.2 Your gender - please tick Do not use glue or other sticky adhesive Male Female Day Year Month 1.3 Your full name as in your passport or travel document Application for an 1.4 Surname or family name extension of stay in the UK Any other name(s) by which you are or have been known 1.5 under the International Graduates Scheme (IGS) 1.6 Nationality 1.7 Passport or travel document number 1.8 Home Office reference if you have one 1.9 National insurance number if you have one 1.10 Your UK address - please inform us immediately if this changes Post code 1.11 Your daytime telephone number Your mobile telephone number if you have one 1.12 Your e-mail address if you have one 1.13 Name & address for returning documents and letters about your application if different from 1.10 This form is Post code valid only for 1.14 If you have completed 1.13 and the address is that of your immigration adviser, please state their applications Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) number made on or after 1 May 2007 FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 - page 4 of 11
  • 6. S E C T I O N 2 - D E P E N D A N T S I N C L U D E D I N YO U R A P P L I C AT I O N If you have a partner and/or children under 18 living with you in the UK and they are applying for an extension of stay as your dependants, please give their details in this section. If you are including more than 2 children, please give their details, with photographs, on a copy of this page and enclose it with this form. The word “partner” in this form means a spouse, civil part- ner, unmarried or same sex partner. Your partner’s full name Attach two identical photographs of your partner Nationality here with a staple or paper clip Do not use glue or Date of birth Gender - please tick Relationship to you - please tick Day other sticky adhesive Male Female Month Year Civil partner Spouse Child’s full name Attach two identical photographs of your child Nationality here with a staple or paper clip Relationship to you - Gender -please tick Date of birth Do not use glue or please tick Day Year Month Female other sticky adhesive Male Son Daughter Child’s full name Attach two identical photographs of your child Nationality here with a staple or paper clip Gender -please tick Relationship to you - Date of birth Do not use glue or please tick Year Day Female Month Male other sticky adhesive Daughter Son S E C T I O N 3 - YO U R S T U D I E S I N T H E U K When did you begin your studies in the UK? 3.1 3.2 Full name of the place in the UK where you have been studying for your qualification (see Note 1) Full address of the place in the UK where you have been studying for your qualification (see Note 1) Post code Note 1 The details required here are of the organisation which awarded you the qualification referred to in the separate guidance notes. FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 - page 5 of 11
  • 7. S E C T I O N 3 - YO U R S T U D I E S I N T H E U K ( c o n t i n u e d ) Name and address of your personal tutor. 3.3 Post code Your personal tutor’s daytime telephone number Your personal tutor’s email address Please give details below of the degree or other qualification awarded to you - see Note 2. Your personal tutor or another 3.4 member of the university’s staff will be able to provide you with the JACS code. Classification of your qualification Joint Academic Coding System (JACS) Title of your qualification (eg PCGE, Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD) code Note 2 If you completed your degree course before 1 May 2007, you must refer to the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) list of approved courses. It is available on the Border and Immigration Agency website. Date leave expires Date leave granted If you have previously been granted leave under IGS or the 3.5 Science and Engineering Graduates Scheme(SEGS), please state when it was granted and when it expires. S E C T I O N 4 - YO U R H O M E A N D YO U R F I N A N C E S 4.1 Is your a) owned b) rented c) privately d) owned or e) other - home in by you? from a local rented by rented by a please give the UK: authority by you? relative or details you? friend? below If so, how much do you pay each Do you or your partner, or both, pay Yes No 4.2 £ month? any rent or mortgage for your home? Yes 4.3 Are you working in the UK? If so, what is your pay each month after No £ income tax and other deductions? Yes Are you receiving, or have you No Yes No 4.4 Do you intend to seek and take 4.5 received, sponsorship from employment if you are granted your place of study, the British leave as an IGS participant? government, any other govern- 4.6 ment, or an international schol- No Are you receiving any public funds? Yes arship agency for your recent studies in the UK ? The public funds which are relevant for the purposes of the Immigration Rules are listed below. If you have answered yes to question 4.6, you must tick the relevant box(es) to show which of these are being received. Council Tax Benefit State Pension Disability Living Housing or Homeless- Credit Allowance ness assistance Child Benefit Attendance Allowance Income Support Child Tax Credit Severe Disablement Working Tax Credit Income based Allowance Jobseeker’s Allowance Carer’s Allowance Social Fund Housing Benefit payment FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 - page 6 of 11
  • 8. SECTION 5 - PERSONAL HISTORY You must answer all the questions in this section on behalf of yourself and any dependants included in this appli- cation. It is an offence under Section 26(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1971 to make a statement or representation which you know to be false or do not believe to be true. Information given will be checked with other agencies. 5.1 Do you or any dependants included in this application have any criminal convictions in the UK Yes No or any other country (including traffic offences) or any civil judgments made against you? If you have answered yes to question 5.1 above please give details below for each criminal conviction and/or civil judgment, start- ing with the most recent one - but first see Note 3 about criminal convictions. If you or any dependants included in this application have received more than two convictions and/or civil judgments, give details on a copy of this page and enclose it with this form. Note 3 Convictions spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 need not be disclosed. More information about the Act is given towards the end of this section. Name of person convicted or against whom a civil judgment was made Nature of the criminal offence or the civil action (give details on a separate sheet and enclose it with this form if you need more space) Details of the sentence or civil judgment (give details on separate sheet if you need more space) Date of sentence/judgment Country where the sentence was passed or the civil judgment was made Name of person convicted or against whom a civil judgment was made Nature of the criminal offence or civil action (give details on separate sheet and enclose it with this form if you need more space) Details of the sentence or civil judgment (give details on separate sheet if you need more space) Date of sentence/judgment Country where the sentence was passed or the civil judgment was made For help in answering the questions below, please see the definitions on the next page. 5.2 Have you or any dependants included in this application ever been charged in any country Yes No with a criminal offence for which you have not yet been tried in court? 5.3 In times of either peace or war have you or any dependants included in this application Yes No ever been involved, or suspected of involvement, in war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide? Yes Have you or any dependants included in this application ever been involved in, support- No 5.4 ed or encouraged terrorist activities in any country? 5.5 Have you or any dependants included in this application ever been a member of, or given Yes No support to, an organisation which has been concerned in terrorism? 5.6 Yes No Have you or any dependants included in this application ever, by any means or medium, expressed views that justify or glorify terrorist violence or that may encourage others to ter- rorist acts or other serious criminal acts? FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 - page 7 of 11
  • 9. SECTION 5 - PERSONAL HISTORY(continued) 5.7 Have you or any dependants included in this application ever engaged in any other activities No Yes which might indicate that you may not be considered to be persons of good character? If you have answered yes to question 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 or 5.7 above please give further details in the space provided below. If you need more space, continue on a separate sheet. REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974 The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 enables criminal convictions to become 'spent' or ignored after a 'rehabilitation peri- od'. The length of the rehabilitation period depends on the sentence given. For a custodial (prison) sentence the rehabilitation period is decided by the original sentence, not the time served. Prison sentences of more than two and a half years can never become spent and should always be disclosed. Further information on rehabilitation periods can be found at Nacro's Resettlement Plus Helpline on 020 7840 6464 or by obtaining a free copy of their leaflet on 020 7840 6427. DEFINITIONS For the purposes of answering questions 5.3 to 5.7, the following information provides guidance on actions which may consti- tute war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, or terrorist activities. This guidance is not exhaustive. The full definitions of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide can be found in Schedule 8 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001 at www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2001/20010017.htm or purchased from The Stationery Office (telephone 0870 600 5522). It is your responsibility to satisfy yourself that you are familiar with the definitions and can answer the questions accurately on behalf of yourself and any dependants included in the application. War crimes Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions committed during an armed conflict. This includes an internal armed conflict and an international armed conflict. The types of acts that may constitute a war crime include wilful killing, torture, extensive destruc- tion of property not justified by military necessity, unlawful deportation, the intentional targeting of civilians and the taking of hostages. Crimes against humanity Acts committed at any time (not just during armed conflict) as part of a widespread or systematic attack, directed against any civilian population with knowledge of the attack. This would include offences such as murder, torture, rape, severe deprivation of liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law and enforced disappearance of persons. Genocide Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group. Terrorist activities Any act committed, or the threat of action, designed to influence a government or intimidate the public and made for the purpos- es of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause and that involves serious violence against a person; that may endan- ger another person’s life; creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public; involves serious damage to property; is designed to seriously disrupt or interfere with an electronic system. Organisations concerned in terrorism An organisation is concerned in terrorism if it commits or participates in acts of terrorism; prepares for terrorism; promotes or encourages terrorism (including the unlawful glorification of terrorism); or is otherwise concerned in terrorism. FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 - page 8 of 11
  • 10. SECTION 6 - DOCUMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS For your application to be valid and complete, you must provide the documents and photographs listed in this section which are relevant to your application. Tick the boxes next to the relevant items to show the documents and photographs you are providing. Attach the photographs to the spaces in sections 1 and 2 as instructed there. Two recent passport-size photographs of yourself with your name written on the back of each photograph. Please see the separate guidance notes for information on what types of photograph are acceptable. Two recent passport-size photographs of each dependant included in section 2 and applying for an exten- sion of stay in the UK with you, with their name written on the back of the photographs. Your current passport or travel document. If you last entered the UK on a previous passport or travel docu- ment, please also provide this document if you have it. Current passport(s) or travel document(s) for each dependant included in section 2 and applying for an exten- sion of stay in the UK with you. If they last entered the UK on previous passport(s) or travel document(s), please also provide these documents if you have them. Your police registration certificate if you have been asked to register with the police. The police registration certificate(s) for each dependant included in section 2 and applying for an extension of stay in the UK with you if they have been asked to register with the police. Evidence of your qualification. Documents showing that you have been awarded a qualification at the required level and by a relevant UK institution (if you were awarded your degree before 1 May 2007, the qualification must be on the relevant list of eligible courses). If you have graduated, you must provide your original degree certificate. If you are awaiting graduation, you must provide a signed letter from your personal tutor confirming that you have been awarded a degree at the required level from a UK institution of higher or further education and are awaiting graduation. Consent from sponsor. If you have answered yes to question 4.5, a document confirming that your sponsor or former sponsoring authority consents to your remaining in the UK under IGS. Employment. Documents showing that you intend to seek and take employment in the UK. Evidence of your finances. Bank statements, building society savings book(s), pay slips or other formal documents as evidence that you have the finances to maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependants without recourse to public funds. If a parent, relative or friend is supporting you, the evidence should be a letter from him/her confirming this, together with formal documents showing their financial situation (see Note 4). Note 4 The documents showing the finances available to you and/or to the person supporting you should cover at least the last 3 months. We do not accept internet or cashpoint statements as evidence of finances. FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 - page 9 of 11
  • 11. S E C T I O N 7 - D E C L A R AT I O N You must now read the declaration below and sign it. This must be signed by you (the applicant) and not by a representative or other person acting on your behalf. I hereby apply for an extension of stay in the UK for myself and any dependants listed in this form. The information I have given in this form is complete and is true to the best of my knowledge. I also declare that the photographs submitted with this form are a true likeness of myself and any dependants included in the application, as named on the back of each photograph. I confirm that if, before this application is decided, there is a material change in my circumstances or new information relevant to this application becomes available, I will inform the Home Office. I understand that all information provided by me to the Home Office will be treated in confidence but that it may be disclosed to other government departments, agencies, local authorities, the police, foreign gov- ernments and other bodies for immigration purposes or to enable them to perform their functions. I understand that documents provided in support of this application will be checked for authenticity. False documents will be retained and may result in my application being refused and my case being referred to the Border and Immigration Agency and other relevant authorities for the purposes of my prosecution and subsequent removal from the United Kingdom. I understand that the Home Office may also use the information provided by me for training purposes. I am aware that it is an offence under the Immigration Act 1971, as amended by the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, to make to a person acting in execution of any of those Acts a statement or representation which I know to be false or do not believe to be true, or to obtain or to seek to obtain leave to remain in the United Kingdom by means which include deception. Date Signed FLR(IGS) Version 05/2007 - page 10 of 11
  • 12. DOCUMENT CHECKLIST Please complete this part of the form. It will help us to make sure that we have received the documents you supplied and to keep a record of them while they are in our possession. The list is a standard one covering important documents which are common to most application types. Please state how many of each of the following documents you have provided. Police registration Passport(s) Driving Other Birth Marriage or civil certificate(s) and/or travel licences (please list certificate(s) partnership cer- document(s) below) tificates F O R O F F I C I A L U S E O N LY Police registration Passport(s) Driving Other Birth Marriage or civil certificate(s) and/or travel licences (please list certificate(s) partnership cer- document(s) below) tificates Signed Date APPLICANT’S CHECKLIST To ensure that your application is valid and complete, please make the following checks before posting it. Tick each box that is relevant to your application. Is FLR(IGS) the right form for Have you completed the Have you completed the you and is it valid for use? rest of the form as speci- Payment Details page and See date on front page. fied? made the correct payment? Have you sent the photographs and documents specified in section 6 as listed below? Photographs All other relevant Police registration Current passport(s) or documents specified certificate(s) travel document(s) in section 6 Have you signed and Evidence of funds and If you are unable to send us any of the documents dated the declaration any other documents specified in section 6 which are relevant to your appli- in section 7? in section 6 needed cation, have you given an explanation and said when for your application you will be able to send them? and those of any dependants Finally, please make sure that the application is addressed exactly as shown below. Border and Immigration Agency Leave to Remain - FLR(IGS) PO Box 495 Durham DH99 1WR FLR(IGS) Version 04/2007 - page 11 of 11

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