According to paragraph 45 of Appendix Armed Forces, an entry clearance and indefinite leave to enter as the child of a member of HM Forces will be granted to an applicant who:

  • was either:
    • under 18 years of age at the date of application; or
    • aged 18 or over at the date of application and was last granted leave to enter or remain under paragraph 43 or 47 of Appendix Armed Forces or paragraph 276AH of Immigration Rules;
  • is outside the United Kingdom;
  • is not married or in a civil partnership;
  • has not formed an independent family unit;
  • is not leading an independent life;
  • has made a valid application for entry clearance and indefinite leave to enter as the child of a member of HM Forces;
  • is the child of:
    • a foreign or Commonwealth citizen who is a serving member of HM Forces who has completed at least 5 years’ reckonable service; or
    • a person who has been granted indefinite leave to enter or remain under paragraph 13 or 16 of Appendix Armed Forces or paragraphs 276E-Q of Immigration Rules and is in the UK; or
    • a member of HM Forces who is a British Citizen;
  • meets one of the following criteria:
    • the applicant’s other parent must:
      • come within paragraph 45(g) of Appendix Armed Forces; or
      • have been granted indefinite leave to enter or remain under paragraph 25 or 31 of Appendix Armed Forces or paragraph 276S or 276V of Immigration Rules; or
      • be being granted indefinite leave to enter or remain under paragraph 25 or 31 of Appendix Armed Forces or paragraph 276S or 276V of Immigration Rules at the same time as the applicant; or
      • have died; or
    • the parent under paragraph 45(g) of Appendix Armed Forces has sole responsibility for the applicant’s upbringing; or
    • there are serious and compelling family or other considerations which make the applicant’s exclusion from the United Kingdom undesirable and suitable arrangements have been made for their care;
    • does not fall to be refused on the grounds of suitability under paragraph 8 or 9 of Appendix Armed Forces;
  • meets the general eligibility requirements in paragraph 42 of Appendix Armed;
  • where the applicant is aged 18 or over, can demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language and about life in the United Kingdom, in accordance with the requirements of Appendix KoLL to these Rules;
  • will be accommodated adequately by the parent or parents the applicant is seeking to join without recourse to public funds in accommodation which the parent or parents the applicant is seeking to join, own or occupy exclusively; and
  • will be maintained adequately by the parent or parents the applicant is seeking to join, without recourse to public funds.

Circumstances In Which An Applicant For Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) May Be Granted Limited Leave To Remain Instead Of Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE)

Entry clearance and limited leave to enter as a child of a member of HM Forces for a period of 30 months may be granted subject to a condition of no recourse to public funds where:

  • an applicant fails to meet the requirements for indefinite leave to enter in paragraph 45 by reason solely of failing to meet the requirements of paragraph 45(k); or
  • an applicant fails to meet the requirements of paragraph 45 by reason only of failing to meet the requirements of paragraph 45(g)(i) or (ii), provided that the applicant’s sponsor has been granted leave to enter or remain under paragraph 15 or 19 of Appendix Armed Forces.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Entry Clearance For Indefinite Leave To Enter As A Child 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 child 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 lawyers in London in relation to your application for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a child 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 child 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 child of a member of HM Forces;
  • Discussing your application for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a child 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 child 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 child of a member of HM Forces and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the entry clearance applicationfor indefinite leave to enter as a child 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 child 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 child 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 child of a member of HM Forces.

Our Fees For Entry Clearance For Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) As A Child Of A Member Of HM Forces

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your entry clearance application for indefinite leave to enter as a child 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 child 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 child 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.

Sunrise Solicitors is the trading name of Sunrise Solicitors Ltd (company registration no. 6405492). Sunrise Solicitors Offices are regulated by SRA under SRA ID 490903 (London Office) and SRA ID 645256 (Manchester Office). Sunrise Solicitors are also members of Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA).

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