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Where a person has an outstanding postal No Time Limit Biometric Residence Permit application and withdraws their passport to travel, will this withdraw their application?

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Produced in partnership with Jocelyn Howorth of Immigration Joss
Published on LexisPSL on 28/08/2018

The following Immigration Q&A produced in partnership with Jocelyn Howorth of Immigration Joss provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Where a person has an outstanding postal No Time Limit Biometric Residence Permit application and withdraws their passport to travel, will this withdraw their application?

Where a person has an outstanding postal No Time Limit Biometric Residence Permit application and withdraws their passport to travel, will this withdraw their application?

It is assumed that this Q&A relates to travel outside of UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

In order to request the return of a passport on an outstanding application, an applicant should use the online form available here: Request for return of documents and withdrawal of application (GOV.UK). By selecting the type of application, whether the applicant wishes to withdraw the application and confirming whether the document being requested is a passport needed for the purpose of travel, the form will produce a notification of whether the applicant is able to request back the document(s) without withdrawing the application. The form confirms that

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