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Also, a page near the end explains that vignette may be in an old passport.If you have to rely solely on an expired passport or travel document to show you that a person has the right to remain and work in the UK, then you must take particular care when examining photographs and comparing these with the current appearance of the person presenting them. Also, you should note the date of birth on the expired document and satisfy yourself that this is consistent with the current appearance of the holder.
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... inalv2.pdf4: Documents which are not acceptable for proving a right to work
Q20 From the 16 May 2016, which documents will no longer provide a statutory excuse
The regulations make no distinction between stamps, vignettes and residence permits. Moreover, this is consistent with the policy of making the BRP the main evidence of long-term legal residence of non-EEA citizens.An Indefinite Leave to Remain stamp in an expired passport is not acceptable because it is insecure, easily forgeable and the person might no longer have their indefinite leave subsequently remaining overseas for more than two years. Instead, you should provide your potential employee or employee an opportunity to obtain current documents. Generally this will be a Biometric Residence Permit.
Step 1: Acceptable documents wrote:List A contains the range of documents which you may accept for a person who has a permanent right to work in the UK. If you conduct the right to work checks correctly before employment begins, you will establish a continuous statutory excuse for the duration of that person’s employment with you. You do not have to conduct any further checks on this individual.
6. When do you conduct checks? wrote:If a person provides you with acceptable documents from List A at Annex A there is no restriction on their right to work in the UK, so you establish a continuous statutory excuse for the duration of the person’s employment with you. You are not required to carry out any further checks on this person.
No special action is required. He should carry both passports when he returns. The only problem would be the gap between the old passport expiring and the new one. The IO could suspect he had been granted limited leave on an intervening passport. However, the IO did not check my wife's intervening passports when she left the UK on a blank Thai passport and returned on it,jules276 wrote:my partner, Canadian, has ILR in his passport however his current passport expired a while back
... he now wants to renew his passport what steps would we need to ensure that he still has ILR or its new equivalent