ILR As A Partner Of A Member Of HM Forces Who Is Victim Of Domestic Violence
You can apply for ILR as a victim of domestic violence if you are on partner visa under Appendix Armed forces and your relationship with your partner has broken down as a result of incidents of domestic violence. To succeed in your application, you will have to meet the eligibility requirements as set out in Appendix Armed Forces of the Immigration Rules.
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.
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.
As one of the expert immigration solicitors based in London 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 ILR application whereby decision on your ILR application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the enrolment of biometrics at a designated service centre.
Our specialist immigration solicitors can prepare and submit your ILR application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get a decision on your ILR application within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your ILR application for months (sometimes years).
Our expert team of immigration solicitors specialise in ILR applications. If instructed to represent you regarding your application for ILR as victim of domestic violence, we will carry out all the work on your application until a decision is made by the Home Office UKVI on your ILR application. The immigration casework to be carried out by our expert team of immigration solicitors will include the following:
- Assessing your eligibility for ILR by considering all the relevant information and evidence;
- Advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your ILR application;
- Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your ILR application;
- Assessing your documents to ensure that the documentary evidence is as per requirements of the Home Office UKVI immigration Rules;
- Completing and submitting the online application form to apply for ILR by gathering all the relevant information from you;
- Helping you with paying the ILR application fee and booking your appointment with the UKVCAS centre for enrolment of your biometrics;
- Preparing a detailed cover letter to introduce and support your ILR application;
- Uploading online all the relevant supporting documents before you attend your appointment for enrolment of your biometrics;
- Liaising with the Home Office UKVI for a timely decision on your ILR application.
Unless your matter very is complicated, our fixed fees for ILR as a victim of domestic violence are given in the fee table below:
|Our Service||Our Fee|
|Full service for your ILR application as a victim of domestic violence to cover all the work until decision by the Home Office UKVI||From £800 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT|
The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the ILR application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for the ILR application, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.