Independent all-ranks staff association for regular, reserve and veteran UK armed forces personnel

New visa rules from 1 December for Foreign & Commonwealth citizens

New rules come into force on 1 December 2013 affecting foreign and commonwealth personnel applying to live in the UK.

BritishForcesNews reports that the changes include a minimum income requirement and all spouses having to take an English language test.

In Cyprus personnel have been urged to apply for their visa before the changes come into force. See this video report from BritishForcesNews:


Foreign and Commonwealth

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Welcome to British Armed Forces Federation - BAFF - independent all-ranks staff association for members of any branch of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force, including the reserves. All current UK service personnel of any rank are eligible to join and, as BAFF is not a political organisation, to take an active part in its activities if they wish. Former regular or reserve forces personnel are also very welcome.