I'M FROM THE COMMONWEALTH
The Army is not accepting new applications from overseas Commonwealth candidates due to the high volume of applicants currently in the pipeline. This decision will be reviewed regularly and updates will be posted on this page.
Commonwealth soldiers are, and always will be, an important and valued part of the fabric of the British Army. Commonwealth nationals who are currently resident in the UK, and have been for at least 5 years, may still apply. We thank all Commonwealth candidates and their sponsors for their patience and commitment in these uncertain times.Download guide
I'M A BRITISH CITIZENAs a British Citizen, British Overseas Territory Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, British Subject, British National (Overseas) citizen and British Protect Person, you're able to apply to join the Army.
I'M AN IRISH CITIZENAs 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.
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.