Discharge means an HM Forces member who has permanently left HM Forces. All those who have been discharged will hold a certificate of discharge. Those about to be discharged will hold a letter from their commanding officer confirming their date and reasons for discharge.

Anyone compelled to leave HM Forces following a court martial has not been discharged but dismissed.

Medical discharge is when an HM Forces member is prematurely discharged because their health prevents effective service. They will often receive compensation for this discharge.

Following are the various applications which can be made by members of HM forces after they have been discharged from the HM forces:

ILR On Discharge From HM Forces
Limited Leave To Remain On Discharge From HM Forces
Entry Clearance For Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) On Discharge From HM Forces

Other Useful Related Pages

Partners Of Members Of HM Forces
Children Of Members Of HM Forces
Relevant Civilian Employees
Members Of Non HM-Forces
Dependants Of Non-HM Forces & Relevant Civilian Employees

 Refusal Of Application As Member Of HM Forces Or As Family Member Of HM Forces

Entry Clearance Appeals
In-Country Immigration Appeals
Administrative Review (AR)
Pre Action Protocol (PAP) Against Home Office UKVI
Judicial Review (JR) In The Upper Tribunal (UT)