43. Determination of the date of an application or claim or of variation of an application or claim.

For the purposes of the Immigration Rules1 the date on which an application or variation2 thereof is made is:

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    (1)     where the application form is sent by Royal Mail, the date of posting3;

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    (2)     where the application is made on a paper application form and is submitted in person, the date on which it is received at a Home Office premium service centre4;

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    (3)     where the paper application form is sent by courier or other postal services provider, the date on which it is delivered to the Home Office