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Scrap UK Visa Fees For Commonwealth Veterans, MPs Say

Scrap UK Visa Fees For Commonwealth Veterans, MPs Say (Credit MOD)

Veterans who served for at least four years have the option to apply for indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

A cross-party group of MPs is calling on the Home Secretary to abolish visa fees for Commonwealth servicemen and women in the British armed forces.

They are claiming the current situation forces Commonwealth personnel to choose between leaving the UK or their families. Anonymous soldier

It follows calls last month by a military charity for application fees to be completely abolished.

At the moment Commonwealth citizens serving in the UK armed forces have the right to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), after four years' service if they choose to stay in the UK.

But application costs have risen to almost £10,000 in visa fees for a service leaver to settle in the UK with a spouse and two children.

Read more - FORCES.NET


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