According to paragraph 53 of Appendix Armed Forces, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a bereaved child of a member of HM Forces will be granted to an applicant who:

  • is in the United Kingdom;
  • 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; and
  • 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 Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) 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 Remain (ILR) 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.

Circumstances Under Which Limited Leave May Be Granted Instead Of ILR

According to paragraph 54 of Appendix Armed Forces, limited leave to remain as a bereaved child of a member of HM Forces for a period of 30 months will be granted subject to a condition of no recourse to public funds to an applicant who fails to meet the requirements for indefinite leave to remain in paragraph 53 by reason solely of failing to meet the suitability requirements in paragraph 8 or 9 of Appendix Armed Forces in respect of a grant of indefinite leave (but not a grant of limited leave to remain).

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

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for ILR as a bereaved child 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 lawyers in London in relation to your application for ILR as a bereaved child 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 child 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 child 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 child 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 child 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 child 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 child 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 child of a member of HM Forces;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your application for ILR 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 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 child of a member of HM Forces.

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

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,000 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for ILR as a bereaved child of a member of HM Forces through Same Day Visa Service. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of your 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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