Guidance

HM forces: partners and children

Modernised guidance for how UK Visas and Immigration handles partners and children of British and commonwealth nationals serving in HM forces.

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HM forces: partners and children

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UK Visas and Immigration modernised guidance for how it handles applications from partners and children of British, foreign and commonwealth nationals serving in HM forces based on the Immigration Rules.

Published 2 December 2013
Last updated 8 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Guidance document updated.
  2. Updated guidance.
  3. New version of guidance published
  4. First published.
  1. Step 1 Register the death

    1. Register the death within 5 days

    Check what to do if:

    To stop or change benefits payments you can tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about the death straight away.

  2. Step 2 Arrange the funeral

  3. Step 3 Tell government about the death

    The Tell Us Once service allows you to inform all the relevant government departments when someone dies.

    1. Use the Tell Us Once service to tell government
    2. If Tell Us Once is not available in your area tell government yourself

    You'll also need to tell banks, utility companies and landlords yourself.

  4. Step 4 Check if you can get bereavement benefits

  5. and Deal with your own benefits, pension and taxes

    Your tax, benefit claims and pension might change depending on your relationship with the person who died.

    1. Manage your tax, pensions and benefits if your spouse has died
    2. Check how benefits are affected if a child dies
  6. and Check if you need to apply to stay in the UK

  7. Step 5 Deal with their estate

    You might have to deal with the will, money and property of the person who's died if you're a close friend or relative, or the executor of the will.

    1. Check what to do about wills, probate and inheritance
    2. Update property records