Settlement: Gurkhas discharged prior to 1997

This guidance provides information on the discretionary policy in place for those discharged from the British Army, Brigade of Gurkhas prior to 1 July 1997.


Gurkhas discharged before 1 July 1997 and their family members

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This guidance covers the following people:

  • a Gurkha who was discharged prior to 1 July 1997
  • family members of a Gurkha discharged prior to 1 July 1997
  • widows and orphans of a Gurkha discharged prior to 1 July 1997
  • adult children of former Gurkhas
Published 29 December 2017
Last updated 22 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. PDF updated - guidance no longer requires applicants to provide DNA evidence.
  2. First published.