AFF presents at conference for military judges

AFF’s Foreign & Commonwealth Specialist Katherine Houlston has given a briefing at the Judge Advocate General’s conference on the effects of criminal convictions on immigration status. 

Presenting to an audience of military judges, Katherine explained the implications of sentencing on the ability of Foreign & Commonwealth soldiers and their families to remain in the UK after their discharge.

AFF is grateful for this valuable opportunity to be involved in this important part of the military’s work, after being invited to speak by Lt Col Lee Pearce, Commanding Officer of the Military Corrective Training Centre.

After the conference, Judge Advocate General His Honour Judge Alan Large said: “Thank you for giving up your valuable time to speak to us. You addressed a subject which is of considerable importance. It is important that sentencers, be they Commanding Officers or judges, understand the effects of the sentences which they pass.”

We will continue to work with the MCTC to provide immigration information specific to Foreign & Commonwealth personnel.



    Good evening Katherine,
    My name is Yogesh Pun. I am Nepalese but now I am a British citizen and also currently serving in the army. I’m currently stationed in Larkhill.
    I recently got married in December 2021 and my wife is in Nepal. I am planning to bring my wife to the UK to leave with me. I have no kids for now.
    Do I really need to apply for HOW TO Obtain a Certificate of No Impedient? if you don’t mind can you send me the link to the form that I need to fill in to confirm that I am filling out the right form?
    While going through your website, I get a bit confused.
    sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your time.

    Hi Yogesh

    Thank you for your comment.

    As your enquiry relates to immigration matters, I have forwarded your email to the Foreign and Commonwealth team who will be able to assist and provide you with the appropriate guidance.

    Please note that the team have a very high volume of enquiries and it may take up to 20 working days for them to respond.

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