UK Visas & Citizenship

Immigration Rules Changes

With Effect from the Thursday 11th April 2024, there are significant changes to the Immigration Rules which relate to Service Personnel and their partner and children.  The Naval Families Federation will endeavour to ensure that these changes are reflected in the information contained within this section but this will take time to complete.  If you are planning to submit an application, please ensure that you liaise with the NFF Immigration Team on to ensure that you have the correct information.

If you intend to use the information contained within these pages to help you complete a UK Visas and Citizenship application, you are strongly encouraged to read the OISC section, which outlines the website aims, disclaimer and complaints procedure, before you begin any applications. Please email us for further support and advise:


Details about NFF's registered status with the OISC, Immigration website Aims, Disclaimer and NFF Immigration

Joining the RN/RM

Useful information for candidates from Commonwealth Countries considering joining the RN/RM


Apply to enter and remain in the UK including Children’s applications, Fiancé Visas and Visit Visas

British Citizenship

Applications for British Citizenship, including Adult and Children

Leaving the Service

Visa entitlements for Commonwealth personnel and their families on discharge including – Settlement, Citizenship, Medical Discharges, Impacts of Injuries and Visa Fee Waivers

Divorce / Separation

Options for applications for permission to remain in the UK on the breakdown of a relationship, fee waivers and destitution plus support and advice available on Separation or Divorce

Domestic abuse

Applications for settlement, access to benefits and housing


Immigration matters on bereavement

Updates and FAQs

Immigration updates and frequently asked questions - this sub-section is reserved for general Immigration updates and frequently asked questions. We will be adding to this as information over the coming weeks**

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