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Settle in the UK as a former member of HM Forces: form SET(AF)

Apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK as a former member of HM Forces (or their dependant) and for a biometric residence permit.

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Use this form to apply online if you are a member of HM Forces (or their partner or child) with at least 4 years’ service and you have been or are being discharged from service.

You should check your eligibility and read the guidance before you apply.

You can get help completing the online form if you do not feel confident using a computer or do not have access to one.

You cannot get immigration advice through this service.

Get help using a computer to apply online

You can get help completing an online immigration form if you do not feel confident using a computer or do not have access to one.

You can get help with:

  • accessing a computer or the internet
  • finding the right information on GOV.UK

You cannot use this service to get advice on:

  • whether you’re eligible to apply
  • what information to put in your application
  • an application you’ve already made

Access the Assisted Digital Service page for further information and contact details.

Published 1 December 2013
Last updated 1 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Paper application form withdrawn, you must now apply online.
  2. Application form updated with GDPR policy.
  3. Online application form link added.
  4. Updated form for use on or after 6 April 2018.
  5. Updated application form for use on or after 6 April 2017.
  6. Updated form for use on or after 24 November.
  7. Update form and guidance for use on or after 18 March.
  8. Updated application form for use on or after 19 November 2015.
  9. New versions published for use on or after 6 April 2015.
  10. New version published for use on or after 6 November 2014.
  11. Updated guidance.
  12. A new version of this form has been published for use on or after 2 June 2014. You can now tell us your email address to receive an update on the progress of your application.
  13. A new version of this form has been published for use on after 6 April 2014.
  14. First published.