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Experience:  UK Lawyer holding practising certficate for England & Wales.
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If my 3 years discretionary leave is due to expire by 15/02/2015, When

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If my 3 years discretionary leave is due to expire by 15/02/2015,
When can I apply for an extension?
What form can I use and how do I obtain this form?
How much is the fee?
Thanks for your question.
How did you obtain discretionary leave? On what basis and does the same basis still apply?
Kind regards
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I was granted my discretionary leave on the basis that I then had a 7 years old son whose father was British and was married. When I came on a visit to the UK I realized I needed to remain and look after my son because he was being 'abused' by his step-mother.

The same basis still apply, and my son is now with me.

Thank you for your question and patience, I’m Tom and I’ll try to help you.
A discretionary application is an application outside the normal immigration rules, which means that it is an application not covered by the forms relating to a particaulr visa category.
This means that you must use Form FLR(O), which is available for download here:
If you are applying for just you (ie. because your child has ILR or is a UK citizen) then the fee is £601, according to the form page 3.
You will see that page 2 indicates how you can apply with the form.
My goal is to provide you with a good service. If you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up issues specifically relating to your question.
Kind regards,
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