According to paragraph 35 of Appendix Armed Forces, an entry clearance and indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces will be granted to an applicant who:

  • is outside the United Kingdom as a result of accompanying their sponsor on an overseas posting;
  • has made a valid application for entry clearance and indefinite leave to enter as the bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • does not fall to be refused on the grounds of suitability under paragraph 8 or 9 of Appendix Armed Forces; and
  • meets the general eligibility requirements in paragraph 34 of Appendix Armed Forces.

The General Eligibility Criteria

According to paragraph 34 of Appendix Armed Forces, the general eligibility requirements to be met by a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces are that:

  • the applicant’s partner at the time of the applicant’s last grant of leave as a partner (other than as a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner) was:
    • a foreign or Commonwealth citizen who was a serving member of HM Forces; or
    • a discharged member of HM Forces who had been granted, or was seeking at the same time as the applicant, leave to enter or remain under paragraphs 13-19 of Appendix Armed Forces or paragraphs 276E-QA of these Rules; or
    • a British Citizen in HM Forces;
  • the applicant’s partner has died;
  • at the time of the applicant’s partner’s death the applicant and the partner:
    • were both aged 18 or over;
    • were not within a prohibited degree of relationship; and
    • had met in person; and
  • at the time of the applicant’s partner’s death the relationship between the applicant and the partner was genuine and subsisting and each of the parties intended to live together permanently.

According to paragraph 34A of the Immigration Rules, a reference to a member of HM Forces includes a former member of HM Forces who was discharged more than 2 yeas ago if that member of HM Forces

  • is a British citizen; or
  • was granted leave under this Appendix; and
  • the applicant had leave under these Rules as the partner or child of a member of HM Forces prior to the sponsor’s discharge.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Entry Clearance For Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) As A Bereaved Partner Of Member Of HM Forces?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with entry clearance applications for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces. The quality of our service is self-evident from our clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration solicitors in London, Manchester or Birmingham in relation to your application for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

We can represent you in your entry clearance application for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces and do all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) on your application. Our work will include:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the British High Commission/Embassy/Consulate in your application for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Discussing your application for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your entry clearance application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your entry clearance application for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the entry clearance application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the online application form for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the entry clearance application for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on the entry clearance application for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Protecting your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed about the progress on your entry clearance application for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until decision is reached on your entry clearance application for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces.

Our Fees For Entry Clearance For Indefinite Leave To Enter As A Bereaved Partner Of A Member Of HM Forces

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,200 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your entry clearance application for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of your application and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your application for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on your application for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office UK visa fee, etc.

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