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Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) As A Bereaved Child Of A Member Of HM Forces

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Indefinite Leave To Enter (ILE) As A Bereaved Child Of A Member Of HM Forces

You can apply for entry clearance for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) as a bereaved child of a member of HM forces who is a foreign or Commonwealth citizen. The applicant should satisfy the requirements of Appendix Armed Forces to succeed in the entry clearance application for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) as a bereaved child of a member of HM forces who is a foreign or Commonwealth citizen.

Requirements For Indefinite Leave To Enter As A Bereaved Child

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.

How Can We Help?

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:

  • Assessing your eligibility for entry clearance for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved child of a member of HM Forces by considering all the relevant information;
  • 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 applicationfor indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved child of a member of HM Forces;
  • Booking your appointment with the visa application centre for you to enrol your biometrics and submit your passport;
  • Uploading all your supporting documents online to be considered in support of the application;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) until decision is reached on your entry clearance application for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved child of a member of HM Forces.

How Much We Charge?

Unless your matter is extremely complicated, our fixed fees for child visa entry clearance application for indefinite leave to enter as a bereaved child are given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fee
Full service for entry clearance application for ILE as a bereaved child of a member of HM Forces who is a foreign or Commonwealth citizen to cover all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) From £1,000 To £2,000 (no VAT)

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the entry clearance application and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for entry clearance application, the applicant also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the entry clearance application.

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