Reporting changes to the Home Office
Produced in partnership with Lesley Kemp of North Star Law
Reporting changes to the Home Office

The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Lesley Kemp of North Star Law provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Reporting changes to the Home Office
  • What changes in circumstances must be reported?
  • Migrants who hold or have applied for a BID
  • Migrants who do not hold and have not applied for a BID
  • How must changes in circumstances be reported?
  • Migrants who hold or have applied for a BID
  • Migrants who do not hold and have not applied for a BID
  • Consequences of reporting and failing to report changes

Reporting changes to the Home Office

STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being updated to reflect changes to the Immigration Rules further to Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules HC 813. For further information on these changes, see: LNB News 22/10/2020 80. See also Practice Note: The post-Brexit immigration system: what will it look like?

All persons with leave to enter or remain in the UK are expected to report changes in their circumstances to the Home Office.

Holders of biometric immigration documents (BIDs) such as short-term biometric entry clearances, biometric residence permit (BRPs) or short stay permits (SSPs) also have specific reporting duties as part of the maintenance requirements of the Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations 2008, SI 2008/3048 (Biometric Regs 2008).

The procedure for reporting a change depends on whether the person holds a BID or another type of proof of immigration status such as an immigration status document, ink stamp or sticker (vignette) in a passport or travel document.

This Practice Note focuses on the reporting requirements and processes for persons who are in the UK when a change needs to be reported. Persons who are overseas and need to report a change in the reason for travelling to the UK, their address or personal details will need to contact the visa application centre where they submitted their application, and may need to reapply

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