Introduction of new Appendix Bereaved Partner

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The newly introduced Appendix Bereaved Partner will take the place of existing provisions for bereaved partners and their dependent children found in Part 8, Appendix FM, and Appendix Armed Forces of the Immigration Rules. The key changes to previous provisions in the Immigration Rules are:

-Incorporating Dependent Children: Appendix Bereaved Partner will include provisions for dependent children of Bereaved Partners. This adjustment aims to provide a more holistic and supportive approach, recognising the interconnected nature of family units affected by bereavement.

-Application of General Grounds for Refusal: In a move towards standardisation, the general grounds for refusal outlined in Part 9 of the rules will now also applied to the Bereaved Partner route.

-Exclusions for Gurkhas and Hong Kong Veterans: While Appendix Bereaved Partner will cover a broad spectrum of cases, it’s important to note that provisions for Bereaved Partners of Gurkhas or Hong Kong Veterans discharged before 1 July 1997 will not be included. Instead, these specific cases are addressed in Appendix Gurkhas and Hong Kong military unit veterans discharged before 1 July 1997. These changes will take effect on 31 January 2024.

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Jan Manuel Solicitors operates   fixed fee prices for cases and you will be informed at the onset once we have completed an initial assessment with you how much our fee is for your case. The costs vary according to the complexity of the case, and you do not pay for the initial assessment of your case when you come to the first appointment and you are under no obligation to become our client. If you decide to become our client the time spent in the first consultation will form part of the fixed fee for the case. You will pay a deposit in order to have ‘a retainer’, sign a contract between us and you, and before we submit your application, or conclude your case, you will pay the balance due. If the case is ongoing you will be issued with interim bills to pay towards your fixed fee costs.

On some occasions you will be charged an hourly basis, you will be advised in advance if this applies to you. The fixed fees does not include disbursements.  Disbursements are expenses that we pay on your behalf including but not limited to barrister’s fees, experts reports, Home Office fees and Court/Tribunal fees. We will only incur disbursements on your behalf with your consent. All disbursements are in addition to the fixed fee.

We are offering a first free initial consultation. All you have to do is provide your details on the contact page and we will call you.  After the initial call, if you wish to proceed with obtaining further advice, we will arrange free of charge first Zoom consultation to complete an initial assessment of your case.


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