According to paragraph 14 of Appendix Armed Forces of the Immigration Rules, limited leave to remain as a foreign or Commonwealth citizen discharged from HM Forces will be granted to an applicant who:

  • is in the United Kingdom;
  • is not in breach of immigration laws, except that, where paragraph 39E of these Rules applies, any current period of overstaying will be disregarded;
  • has made a valid application for limited leave to remain 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 of the Immigration Rules; and
  • meets the general eligibility requirements in paragraph 11 of the Appendix Armed Forces of the Immigration Rules.

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

Limited leave to remain granted under paragraph 14 will normally be granted for a period not exceeding 30 months and will be subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

Super Priority Service For Limited Leave To Remain On Discharge From HM Forces

As the expert immigration solicitors based in London & Manchester, 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 Limited Leave To Remain On Discharge From HM Forces?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for limited leave to remain on discharge from 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 lawyers in London in relation to your application for limited leave to remain on discharge from 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 limited leave to remain on discharge from 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 limited leave to remain on discharge from HM Forces;
  • Advising you about the relevant requirements of the Immigration Rules and the Home Office Policy Guidance for limited leave to remain on discharge from HM Forces;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advise you about the weaknesses and strengths of your application for limited leave to remain on discharge from HM Forces;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for limited leave to remain on discharge from HM Forces;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for limited leave to remain and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the application form FLR (AF) for limited leave to remain on discharge from HM Forces;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support your application for limited leave to remain 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 limited leave to remain on discharge from HM Forces;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your application for limited leave to remain 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 of your application;
  • Doing all the follow up work until decision is reached by the Home Office, UKVI on your application for limited leave to remain on discharge from HM Forces.

Our Fee For An Application For Limited Leave To Remain On Discharge From HM Forces

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,200 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for limited leave to remain on discharge from HM Forces through Same Day Visa Service. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter 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 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 the 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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