The British Armed Forces are also known as HM (Her Majesty's) Armed Forces. HM Forces are the military services responsible for defending the UK, its overseas territories, and the Crown dependencies. HM forces include the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force.
Serving members of HM forces are free from immigration control. One in HM forces can seek to enlist in an appropriate department in the HM forces, and once enlisted, they are entitled to get their passport stamped accordingly to confirm their freedom from immigration restrictions while serving.
Family members of HM forces such as spouses, civil partners, children can enter the UK to settle. They need to be sponsored by HM forces personnel who would be the army personnel listed under HM Armed forces or discharged.
Who is a Family member
The spouse Civil partner Fiance(e) Proposed civil partner Unmarried partners Children below 18 and dependent children over the age of 18.
Family members of HM forces are not exempt from immigration control. They can apply for leave to enter, remain in the UK if they meet the following eligibility requirements.
How to apply for the visa?
If you are applying for the first time, you need to apply for limited leave to enter using an online form. You need to select 'Join or accompany a family member' and select 'A current or former member of UK Armed forces'.
You need to submit the following documents when you are applying to join one who is a current or former member of HM forces. 1. Evidence to show that you meet the minimum income requirement such as payslips, bank statements. A letter from the employer who issued the payslips etc. 2. Evidence to show that you have adequate accommodation in the UK, such as a letter of allocation of quarters. 3. Evidence of marriage if you are married to a member of HM forces. A recognised certificate is all that is required to prove this. 4. Evidence of knowledge of the English language. Should you need professional representations in applying as a family member of HM forces you can contact Visa and Migration Ltd on 02034111261 for a free consultation.
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