186. Partners of members of HM Forces: eligibility requirements.

The general eligibility requirements to be met by the partner1 of a member of HM Forces2 are that on the date the application3 is made:

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    (1)     the applicant's sponsor is a member of HM Forces who:

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      (a)     is exempt from immigration control4;

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      (b)     has, or is being granted at the same time as the applicant, leave to enter or remain as a member of HM Forces who has been medically discharged5 or as a Gurkha discharged from the British Army6;

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      (c)     is being granted leave to enter or remain at the Secretary of State's discretion7; or

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      (d)     is a