According to paragraph 36 of Appendix Armed Forces, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces will be granted to an applicant who:

  • is in the United Kingdom;
  • has made a valid application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) 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 years 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.

Circumstances Under Which An Applicant For ILR As A Bereaved Partner May Be Granted Limited Leave To Remain Instead Of ILR

Limited leave to remain as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces for a period of 30 months may be granted to a person who fails to meet the requirements for indefinite leave to remain in paragraph 36 by reason only of failing to meet the suitability requirements in paragraph 8 or 9 in respect of a grant of indefinite leave to remain (but not a grant of limited leave to remain).

Limited leave to remain granted under paragraph 37 will be subject to a condition of no recourse to public funds.

Super Priority Service For ILR As A Bereaved Partner Of Member Of HM Forces

As the expert immigration solicitors based in LondonManchester and Birmingham we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service (SPS) for your application whereby decision on your application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the submission of the application at a designated service centre.

Our immigration solicitors can prepare and submit your application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get decision on your immigration application within 24 hours. You will be accompanied to one of the application centres in London or Manchester by our legal representative who will assist you with the enrolment of your biometrics and submission of your application to get decision on your application in within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your application for months (sometimes years).

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For ILR As A Bereaved Partner Of Member Of HM Forces?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces. The quality of our service is self-evident from the 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 ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces, the immigration casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your application for ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Advising you about the relevant requirements of the Immigration Rules and the Home Office Policy Guidance for ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your application for ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for ILR and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the application form for ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your application for ILR explaining in detail how all the requirements of the Home Office Immigration Rules and the Policy Guidance have been satisfied by you for you to be granted ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your application for ILR 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 of your application;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached by the Home Office, UKVI on your application for ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces.

Our Fee For An Application For ILR As A Bereaved Partner Of Member Of HM Forces

  • We will charge you a fee from £700 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for ILR as a bereaved partner of a member of HM Forces through Same Day Visa Service. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of your ILR application and the casework involved in your application.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your ILR application, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and the balance can be paid within a month from the date of initial instructions.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office, UKVI on your ILR application. 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 fee etc.

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