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***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming BC

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***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming BC

Post by geriatrix » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:47 am

Once you’ve got your certificate of British citizenship, you must send your biometric residence permit back to the Home Office within 5 days of either:
  • going to your citizenship ceremony,
    getting your certificate of British citizenship
Cut up your biometric residence permit and put it in a windowless envelope with a note saying you’re returning your permit because you’ve become a citizen.

You’ll be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t return your permit in 5 days.

You can’t use your biometric residence permit for travel once you’ve become a British citizen. Apply for British passport or right of abode certificate.
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***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming BC

Post by geriatrix » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:28 am

Suggestion: Check at postoffice if you can send recorded delivery to Freepost PO Box. If so, send it by recorded delivery and keep proof of posting in safe custody.
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Re: ***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming B

Post by CR001 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:20 pm

Page 24 - 25 of the new AN form released today has a section regarding the BRP card return.

Form AN January 2016
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Re: ***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming B

Post by vinny » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:56 am

Destroying the ILR BRP seems senseless for a parent with UK born children.
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Re: ***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming B

Post by Amber » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:39 am

It is suggested that people may make a certified copy of their BRP before sending it for destruction, this can be done in three ways:

1- the use of a solicitor or commissioner for oaths
2- the use of the Post Office document certification service or
3- ask the NCS to make a certified copy (if you are using the NCS)

This is in response to Vinny's post as he is indeed correct that some may require proof of status (or previous status) in the future.
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Re: ***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming B

Post by vinny » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:22 pm

powercozmic wrote:
CR001 wrote:Why didn't you apply for the child's passport sooner, before having to send the BRP back after your ceremony??

Did you keep a copy of the BRP or a certified copy?

You might need to apply for a SAR?
I sent a certified copy which was declined saying they can only accept originals. As for why I didn't apply sooner, I didn't know beforehand of this ridiculous requirement.

Thanks a lot. I'll apply for a SAR.
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Re: ***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming B

Post by vinny » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:30 am

JAJ wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:33 pm
Fee for a Nationality Status Letter is GBP234- and if you ask for your documents back from the Passport Office they will probably cancel the passport application and keep the fee. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... l_2017.pdf

A better approach- if the Passport Office refuse to accept a copy of the BRP- might be to contact your Member of Parliament and ask him or her to request from the Home Office Minister a reason why they are demanding an original of a document that someone is obliged to send back to the Home Office. (unreasonable request for documentation). The Passport Office is an agency of the Home Office and should be able to contact the Home Office to verify that the copy is true.
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Re: ***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming BC

Post by vinny » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:31 pm

azorpheunt spotted:
Confirmation of British nationality status: form NS wrote:Confirmation of British nationality status
If you wish to confirm your nationality status for work, immigration or travel purposes, you must apply to Her Majesty’s Passport Ofice for a British passport. You must only use this form if you want to confirm your status for another reason. This form cannot be used to confirm status for the purposes of issuing a passport.
Wonder what other reasons are there?

Example of uselessness.
Waste of fees.
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Re: ***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming BC

Post by vinny » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:45 pm

I think there are provisions to retain the ILR BRP, if the holder is a parent of a UK citizen child born in the UK.
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Re: ***Important*** - Return BRP within 5 days of becoming BC

Post by vinny » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:18 pm

Apply to become a British citizen by naturalisation (form AN) wrote:If you fail to return your BRP, or notify the department of the reasons for not being able to do so, you may receive a nancial penalty of up to £1,000.
Notify them that HMPO requires parent's original ILR BRP before issuing your UK-born child's British passport.

Moreover, a parent's ILR confers a subsequent UK born child's British citizenship.
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