Lesley is a solicitor with 17 years experience in immigration law. She was a partner at Magrath, Kingsley Napley and Reed Smith. During that time Lesley established the immigration department at Kingsley Napley and gained a reputation as one of the UK's leading Commercial Immigration lawyers, with regular recommendations as a Leader in her field in the Chambers and Legal 500 Legal Directories.
This Practice Note looks at the Biometric Immigration Document (BID), the document which in most cases confirms a person’s limited or indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK. There are two types of BID, the Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and the Short Stay Permit (SSP). The note covers what BIDs are, what biometric information must be provided to obtain them, the process of receipt, how to correct mistakes on a BID and what to do if a BID is lost, stolen or damaged.
This Practice Note sets out the key pre-issue and post-issue compliance requirements relating to Biometric Immigration Documents (BIDs), which include Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) and Short Stay Permits (SSPs). These are set out under the Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations 2008 (the Biometric Regs 2008). The note also details the immigration sanctions and civil penalties that can be issued for non-compliance and the procedure for challenging these.
This Practice Note explains the type of changes in circumstances that individuals with leave to enter (LTE) or leave to remain (LTR) in the UK must report to the Home Office, how they must be reported and the consequences of failing to report.
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