Armed forces (modernised guidance)

Modernised guidance about how UK Visas and Immigration deals with members of the armed forces.

UK Visas and Immigration modernised guidance about how it deals with members of the armed forces.


  1. Armed forces: exempt from immigration control
  2. Armed forces: relevant civilian employees
  3. Armed forces: subject to immigration control
  4. HM forces: applications on discharge
  5. HM forces: criminality
  6. HM forces: partners and children
  7. HM Forces: partners and children: transitional arrangements
  8. HM forces: reservists
  9. International armed forces: dependants
  10. Settlement: Gurkhas discharged prior to 1997
  11. Victims of domestic violence
Published 4 June 2014
Last updated 5 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. New guidance on victims of domestic violence added.
  2. Added new document to the collection.
  3. New guidance on reservists.
  4. New guidance added.
  5. First published.