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Can an applicant notify the Home Office of a change in their name at the same time as making an application for further leave to remain (including indefinite leave to remain) or must they obtain a new Biometric Immigration Document first?

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Published on LexisPSL on 29/03/2018

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  • Can an applicant notify the Home Office of a change in their name at the same time as making an application for further leave to remain (including indefinite leave to remain) or must they obtain a new Biometric Immigration Document first?

As confirmed in Practice Note: Biometric Immigration Documents—compliance requirements and sanctions under the heading ‘The Biometric Immigration Document maintenance compliance requirements—in practice’, the Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations 2008 (the Biometric Regs 2008), SI 2008/3048, reg 18(a) requires a Biometric Immigration Document (BID) holder to notify the Home Office as soon as reasonably practical if they know or suspect that information provided in connection with the document was or has become false, misleading or incomplete.

As confirmed in Practice Note: Reporting changes to the Home Office under the heading ‘How must changes in circumstances be reported?’ the Home Office ex

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