I'M A BRITISH CITIZEN

As a British Citizen, British Subject under the Nationality Act 1981 or British Protected Person, you're able to apply to join the Army.

I'M AN IRISH CITIZEN

As an Irish Citizen, you can apply to join the regular Army. If you're hoping to join the Army Reserve, you need to be already living in the UK.

I'M FROM THE COMMONWEALTH

The Army is not currently accepting applications from Commonwealth candidates or inviting them to the UK for assessment during the COVID-19 restrictions.

If you are a current Army candidate are in the UK and your Leave/Visa is due to expire, please visit the government advice page

I'M A REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER

Unfortunately, you're not able to join the British Army.

CAN MY FAMILY JOIN ME?

Yes, your family can join you, as long as:

  • You and your family can meet the immigration rules
  • You can pay for their visa and travel costs

Make sure that you talk to your recruiter about your immigration circumstances.

For your family to come to the UK, you and your family must meet the minimum income and English language requirements.

The current minimum income requirements to bring in entitled family members are:

  • Partner (no children) £18,600
  • Partner + 1 child £22,400
  • Partner + 2 children £24,800
  • Partner + 3 children £27,200

It might take you several years to earn enough to bring your family to the UK.

You'll also need to pay their travel and visa costs. Entry visa costs are changed every April. A visa for 2019/20 costs £1,523 per person.

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