Citizenship covers the knowledge, understanding and skills we need to live in our communities. Knowing about our rights and responsibilities as citizens helps us to contribute to our communities and get the most from our lives.
Resettlement Provision for Foreign and Commonwealth Service Leavers
Until April 2007, all Gurkhas leaving the UK Armed Forces were required to return to Nepal. Since then, Gurkhas may now opt to discharge directly to the UK and remain here. The Career Transition Partnership provides specialist Career Transition Workshops for Gurkha Service leavers.
As fluency in English improves amongst serving Gurkhas, many are opting to attend the mainstream Career Transition Workshops and have been successful in finding a wide range of jobs.
In recognition that some Foreign and Commonwealth Service Leavers will face particular challenges, such as no automatic qualification for British residency or citizenship, the Ministry of Defence has begun to identify specific requirements and provide appropriate supplementary provisions, such as an Immigration and Nationality Information Package.