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Biometric Resident Permit---How Does It Work?


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#1 KittyLee

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

I am reading through the FLR (O) Guidance Notes and want to make sure I have read it correctly.
If my application is successful, instead of having a visa in my passport, I will be issued with a Resident/Identity Card which will have my status on it, and I will need to then register my biometrics.

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#2 KittyLee

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

Also, the guidance notes say this:


c. Having your biometrics enrolled
If you are required by law to apply for an identity
card, you must make arrangements to have your
biometrics enrolled as part of the application process.

I can't seem to see where, in the FLR(O) paperwork it says where to include your arrangements for enrolling your biometrics?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

The general application process is to submit the application, wait for an invitiation to submit biometrics, submit them and then wait for the decision, after which BRPs are supplied.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

And so reading further, it seems like I need to apply to enrol my biometrics PRIOR to sending my FLR(O) application off, and so include details of the enrollment in the application?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

Really?

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

Hi, logged in with a different username but I am KittyLee.

We recieved our letter from UKBA inviting us to do our Biometrics.

This was 11 weeks after sending our forms in.

I am now concerned about how long it will take from here. I know someone who said it was 8 months from doing her Biometrics and linked me to another forum where it seemed to imply they were still dealing with Biometrics from Oct last year.

So I guess I am after some advice.

I have unavoidable travel plans mid-May. If worse comes to worse can I request my documents back and then apply in person?

Or if you have any advice about waiting times, that would be great.

I checked on Ukba's website before sending the forms off and it said up to 3 months....not 6-8!

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

How long is a piece of string?

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

:)

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

If you've been waiting for six months or longer since you applied, you could ask your MP to contact the HO. This doesn't guarantee anything and they can't order a decision, but may assist with the status and having it processed due to their intervention and/or a demonstrated need to travel. You can contact them before that too but there's nothing concrete which can be done.

You can't withdraw the application and travel if you won't have leave to remain when you intend to return. Whether you could apply for a visa from outside the UK and whether that would be a good idea depends on your previous status and the basis of the current application but it probably isn't.




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