Apply online (form SET(AF)) to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK as a former member of HM Forces (or their dependant). Please note AF stands for Armed Forces. You must apply online.
Eligibility and fees
You may be able apply for indefinite leave to remain if you’re leaving or have left the UK armed forces.
Indefinite leave to remain is how you settle permanently in the UK. It gives you the right to live, work and study here for as long as you like, and apply for benefits if you’re eligible. You can apply for British Citizenship after completing one year on Indefinite leave to remain.
You must usually both:
- be leaving the armed forces or have left in the past 2 years
- have served for a minimum of 4 years
There’s no minimum time you need to have served for if you’ve been medically discharged for an injury or illness that happened as a result of your service.
Please note thier are different Immigration Rules for Gorkha’s to Apply online (form SET(AF)).
Fees and how long it takes to get decision for SET (AF)
It costs £2,404 for each person applying. You’ll each need to have your biometric information (fingerprints and a photo) taken – there’s no fee for this. It can take upto 6 months.
Fee Exemption to Person Served for Armed Forces SET (AF)
1. You served for a minimum of 6 years before leaving the armed forces
2. You’ve been medically discharged for an injury or illness that happened as a result of your service
Our firm is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Our office is based in West London (Southall) and you can take Elizabeth Line to Southall Station and walk down to our office. We have been serving since 2008.