Applying for ILR Set (LR) but lost my passport

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Applying for ILR Set (LR) but lost my passport

Postby jalsaqla » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:09 pm

Hello Everyone,

I have been in the UK for 9 years now.
I first entered the country in August 2004.
I spent 6 years on a student visa, 2 years on a psw visa and 1 year on a Tier 1 general visa.

This means I should be eligible next year to apply for ILR.

However, in 2011 my passport was stolen while I was on holiday.

This means that all the visas in the stolen passport are lost!

It also means that I don't know the exact entry/departure dates into the UK which would make it difficult to prove that I haven't been outside the country for more than 540.

In addition, since this has been a long time ago, I don't have any of the flight ticket information to get my departure/entry dates.

Could you please advice me what's the best way to move forward with this? I need specific advice on my departure/entry dates. Should I estimate those dates? What should I do?
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Re: Applying for ILR Set (LR) but lost my passport

Postby rmkirfan » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:20 pm

jalsaqla wrote:Hello Everyone,

I have been in the UK for 9 years now.
I first entered the country in August 2004.
I spent 6 years on a student visa, 2 years on a psw visa and 1 year on a Tier 1 general visa.

This means I should be eligible next year to apply for ILR.

However, in 2011 my passport was stolen while I was on holiday.

This means that all the visas in the stolen passport are lost!

It also means that I don't know the exact entry/departure dates into the UK which would make it difficult to prove that I haven't been outside the country for more than 540.

In addition, since this has been a long time ago, I don't have any of the flight ticket information to get my departure/entry dates.

Could you please advice me what's the best way to move forward with this? I need specific advice on my departure/entry dates. Should I estimate those dates? What should I do?


Request SAR would the best start,
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Postby jalsaqla » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:16 pm

Would I be able to get arrival and departure dates through SAR?
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Postby rmkirfan » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:20 am

jalsaqla wrote:Would I be able to get arrival and departure dates through SAR?

I never tried for dates, but there is a option to request landing cards. Might be worth requesting all data.
And also seek professional advice.
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Postby jalsaqla » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:57 am

I've heard that the UKBA tend to send you some of the landing cards and not all! Does anyone know if that's true from personal experience?
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Postby Amber » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:12 pm

If you've not got a passport to cover the period, you'll need to include documentary evidence to cover the periods in question.
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Postby jalsaqla » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:58 pm

Thanks for all your advice.

However, whats the best way to prove my in and out of the UK dates?

Landing cards should provide me with the dates into the UK. But what about out dates?
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Postby Amber » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:34 am

jalsaqla wrote:Thanks for all your advice.

However, whats the best way to prove my in and out of the UK dates?

Landing cards should provide me with the dates into the UK. But what about out dates?


Yes tickets but if not evidence to show you were in the UK, I.e., bank statements, bills, wage slips etc....
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