Hi, sorry to ask this question as has been asked many times.
I just need someone else to clarify , when to apply for my wife`s FLR ( M) visa.
My wife come to the UK on the 4th May 2016 - 30 months on from then would be from the 4th Nov 2018.
BRP expires on the 25th Jan 2019.
I had a date in mind to apply around the 4th December 2018, does it matter if its applied for at 31 months?.
But do not apply early ..If you apply early ..let's say one month before her visa runs out you risk it being granted early ..So when FLR runs out it may be two weeks before your wife has been in the UK for 5 years..Strictly speaking you would then need to pay for another FLR visa just for two weeks..and then apply for ILR..
There is nothing wrong applying 2 months before the visa expires. What is important, is that they apply after his wife has been in the UK for 30 months, which is exactly what the OP is intending to do.