Council Discount and Exemptions

Members of visiting defence forces etc

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Council Tax disregard form for Members of visiting defence forces etc

Members of visiting defence forces, foreign defence organisation or international headquarters

A person who has a relevant association with a visiting force will not be taken into account when assessing the number of adults living in a property.

A visiting force is anybody, contingent or detachment of the forces of a country to which the Visiting Forces Act 1952 applies.

A “relevant association” is:

  • being a member of that visiting force or a member of a civilian component of that force, or
  • being a person, not a citizen of the United Kingdom or
  • ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, but being a dependant of a member of that visiting force, or
  • of a civilian component of that force

The countries listed in the Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) Order 1965 are:

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Netherlands, The Republic of Cyprus, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, USA, Zambia.