According to paragraph 52 of Appendix Armed Forces, an Entry clearance and indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved 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 bereaved child 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 51 of Appendix Armed Forces.

General Eligibility Requirements For Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) As A Bereaved Child Of A Member Of HM Forces

According to paragraph 51 of Appendix Armed Forces, the general eligibility requirements to be met by a bereaved child of a member of HM Forces are that:

  • one of their parents has died and at the time of their death 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 Immigration Rules; or
    • a British Citizen who was a member of HM Forces; and
  • they meet one of the following criteria:
    • their other parent must:
      • also come within sub-paragraph 51(a) of Appendix Armed Forces; or
      • have been granted, or be being granted at the same time as the applicant, leave to enter or remain under paragraphs 23-33 or 35-37 of Appendix Armed Forces, under paragraph 276S, 276V or 276AE of Immigration Rules or under any concession that existed outside these Rules whereby the Secretary of State exercised her discretion to grant leave to enter or remain to bereaved partners of foreign or Commonwealth members of HM Forces; or
      • have died; or
    • the parent in question had sole responsibility for their upbringing; or
    • there are serious and compelling family or other considerations which make exclusion of the applicant from the United Kingdom undesirable and suitable arrangements have been made for their care.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Entry Clearance For Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) As A Bereaved 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 bereaved 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 bereaved 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 bereaved 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 bereaved child of a member of HM Forces;
  • Discussing your application for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved 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 bereaved 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 bereaved child 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 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 bereaved 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 bereaved 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 bereaved child of a member of HM Forces.

Our Fees For Entry Clearance For Indefinite Leave To Enter As A Bereaved Child 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 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 bereaved 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 bereaved 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.

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