Wednesday, 29 July 2015

AFF success: Immigration rules changed for spouses on discretionary leave visas

Many F&C spouses in the UK are wrongly on a discretionary leave visa due to an incorrect application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after their soldier became a British Citizen.  
Previous rules prevented spouses from applying for ILR once their soldier had naturalised until two years had been spent on a different visa.
Discretionary leave was a route created for failed asylum seekers and should never have been given to our spouses.
AFF has lobbied for change on this issue since 2011 and has at last succeeded in bringing about a change in the rules to enable these spouses to apply for ILR.
Find out more...........
If you’re affected by this issue, further guidance can be found at page 11 of this link.
We also advise that you contact our F&C team for further advice at