174. Indefinite leave to enter as the spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner of discharged Gurkhas, foreign or Commonwealth citizens discharged from HM Forces or members of HM Forces with five years' service exempt from immigration control.

The requirements to be met by a person seeking indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom1 as the spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner of a person present and settled2 in the United Kingdom or being admitted on the same occasion for settlement3, or of a member of HM Forces who is exempt from immigration control4 and has at least five years' continuous service, are that:

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    (1)     the applicant is married to, or the civil partner or unmarried partner of, a person present and settled in the United Kingdom or who is being admitted on the same occasion for