Visas and Immigration

Visas and Immigration is a complex issue. For inforamtion on these areas when talking about Armed Forces personnel is best advised by the UK Border Agency. On their website the Agency have dedicated pages to the Armed Forces including sections on:

  • Who is exempt from the immigration control and who is not?
  • Are dependants of members of HM armed forces exempt from the requirement to provide biometrics?
  • Foreign armed forces members coming to the UK for training or familiarisation courses.
  • Requirements for settlement in the UK as the spouse / civil partner/ unmarried partner/ same sex partner of a foreign or Commonwealth citizen who is a member of HM armed forces
  •  Do members of HM armed forces discharged from service or their spouses / civil partners have to pass the KOL or the English language requirement?
  •  What are the requirements for LTE for spouse / civil partner/ unmarried partner/ same sex partner of a member of HM armed forces?
  • What does present and settled mean for applications as the spouse / civil partner / unmarried partner / same sex partner of a foreign or Commonwealth citizen who is a member of HM armed forces or international armed forces who is exempt?
  • What are the requirements for leave to enter as the child of a member of HM armed forces?
  • How can dependants of members of HM armed forces transit the UK to join sponsor on their posting overseas?
  • What documents do the dependants of members of HM armed forces need to provide?
  • What documents does the sponsor need to provide?
  •  Overseas military personnel visiting the UK

The answers to these question and others can be found on the Home Office, UK Border Agency website

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