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.

Requirements For Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE)

Entry clearance and indefinite leave to enter as a foreign or Commonwealth citizen discharged from HM Forces will be granted to an applicant who:

  • is outside the United Kingdom;
  • has made a valid application for entry clearance and indefinite leave to enter as a foreign or Commonwealth citizen discharged from 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 as listed below.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible the applicant must on discharge:

  • have completed a minimum of four years ’reckonable service'
  • meet the criteria for medical discharge
  • have been discharged from HM Forces not more than two years before the application
  • have leave under paragraph 276KA or 276QA of the Immigration Rules or paragraph 15 or 19 of Appendix Armed Forces or under the concession for medical discharge
  • not fall for refusal under part 2 of Appendix Armed Forces to the Immigration Rules
  • if the applicant is a Gurkha, be a citizen or national of Nepal;

And on medical discharge:

  • have been medically discharged from HM Forces not more than two years before the application unless new evidence is produced regarding their prognosis
  • have been medically discharged due to an illness or injury which is attributable to service in HM Forces either where it came about owing to deployment in an operational theatre (where military action takes place), or
    it is appropriate to grant leave taking into account the:
    • seriousness of the illness or
    • injury
    • need for further medical treatment, and the availability of such treatment in the applicant’s country of origin
    • prognosis for recovery including whether the injury or illness affects the applicant’s ability to support themselves in their country of origin
    • applicant’s length of reckonable service at the time of discharge

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) On Discharge From HM Forces?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) on discharge from 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 lawyers in London in relation to your application for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) on discharge from 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 (ILE) on discharge from 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) on discharge from HM Forces;
  • Discussing your application for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) on discharge from 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) on discharge from 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 (ILE) on discharge from HM Forces;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on the entry clearance application Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) on discharge from 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 (ILE) on discharge from 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 (ILE) on discharge from HM Forces.

Our Fees For Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) On Discharge From 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 (ILE) on discharge from 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) on discharge from 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 Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) on discharge from 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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