According to paragraph 40 of Appendix Armed Forces, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as the partner of a member of HM Forces who is a victim of domestic violence will be granted to an applicant who meets the general eligibility requirements in paragraph 39 of Appendix Armed Forces.

General Eligibility Requirements

According to paragraph 39 of Appendix Armed Forces, the general eligibility requirements to be met by the partner of a member of HM Forces who is a victim of domestic violence are that:

  • the applicant is in the UK and was:
    • last admitted to the UK under paragraph 276AD of these Rules or paragraph 23, 26, 28 or 32 of this Appendix; or
    • last granted leave to enable access to public funds pending an application under this paragraph and the preceding grant of leave was given in accordance with paragraph 276AD of these Rules or paragraph 23, 26, 28 or 32 of this Appendix;
  • the above referred leave was as the partner (other than a fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner) of a member of HM Forces who is:
    • a British Citizen; or
    • a foreign or Commonwealth citizen with at least 4 years’ reckonable service in HM Forces at the date of application for ILR as a victim of domestic violence;
  • the applicant does not fall to be refused on grounds of suitability under paragraph 8 or 9 of Appendix Armed Forces;
  • the applicant has made a valid application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) as a victim of domestic violence; and
  • the applicant must provide evidence that during the last period of limited leave as a partner the applicant’s relationship with their partner broke down permanently as a result of domestic violence.

Circumstances Under Which An Applicant For ILR As A Victim Of Domestic Violence May Be Granted Limited Leave To Remain Instead Of ILR

According to paragraph 41 of Appendix Armed Forces, limited leave to remain for a period of 30 months may be granted to a partner of a member of HM Forces who is a victim of domestic violence who fails to meet the requirements for indefinite leave to remain in paragraph 40 of Appendix Armed Forces by reason only of failing to meet the suitability requirements in paragraph 8 or 9 of Appendix Armed Forces in respect of a grant of indefinite leave to remain (but not a grant of limited leave to remain). This will be subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

Same Day Visa Service For ILR As A Victim Of Domestic Violence

We are registered with the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, to provide same day visa service for ILR as a victim of domestic violence. We can prepare and submit your application for ILR to the Home Office, Premium Service Centre, and get quick decision on your application. As the ILR application also involves an application for Biometric Immigration Document, therefore you will have to attend the Home Office, Premium Service Centre along with our legal representative in order to enrol your biometrics. Our legal representative will accompany you to the Home Office Premium Service Centre, Croydon and assist you with enrolment of your biometrics and submission of your application. The application submitted through our same day visa service is normally decided same day.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For ILR As A Victim Of Domestic Violence?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with application for ILR as a victim of domestic violence. 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 victim of domestic violence 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 victim of domestic violence, 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 victim of domestic violence;
  • Advising you about the relevant requirements of the Immigration Rules and the Home Office Policy Guidance for ILR as a victim of domestic violence;
  • Discussing your immigration case in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your application for ILR as a victim of domestic violence;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for ILR as a victim of domestic violence;
  • 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 victim of domestic violence;
  • 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 victim of domestic violence;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your application for ILR as a victim of domestic violence;
  • 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 victim of domestic violence.

Our Fee For An Application For ILR As A Victim Of Domestic Violence

  • We will charge you a fee from £1,200 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for ILR as a victim of domestic violence 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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