Foreign and Commonwealth

Unpacking housing policy

Are soldiers who have non-UK national families in their home countries eligible to apply for Service Family Accommodation (SFA) if they want their lov...

Young lives in limbo

What's life like for young adults who don’t have valid visas? It is a question that Katherine Houlston, AFF’s F&C Specialist, is better qualified ...

Couples’ conundrum

Foreign & Commonwealth soldiers who are in long-term relationships are allowed to bring their partner to the UK, but the criteria are strict and i...

Are you an army of one?

Being a single parent and holding down a full-time job is challenging enough, but if you’re from a Commonwealth country and choose to join the British...
Main photo: Hemraj Gharti Magar and family

The Visa Journey

Main photo: Hemraj Gharti Magar and family The opportunity to live overseas should be an exciting one but for some Foreign & Commonwealth famil...

Support for the Gurkha community

SSAFA’s Gurkha Support Service is available to all serving and veteran members of the Brigade of Gurkhas and their families. Local support is provide...

Teamwork testimonies

If you’re a non-UK family, your immigration status affects almost every part of your life in the UK, from your ability to work to opening a bank accou...

The right to learn

AFF’s F&C team often gets enquiries from those of you who are non-UK nationals and wish to study in the UK. Some of you, and your children, have h...

Flying the flag

Almost a year since its creation, the Marama Alliance UK (MAUK) is going from strength-to-strength, empowering women in the Fijian community across th...