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EU Settlement Scheme: Original Passport No Longer Required To Be Sent To The Home Office When Updating Details

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

Under the EU Settlement Scheme, there is a requirement that an applicant’s personal details are kept up to date. Therefore, if changes have been made to any of the following details, the Home Office must be notified;

  • Mobile number
  • Email address
  • Name
  • Identity document (such as a passport)
  • UK address

Reporting a new passport

Until very recently, when updating details of a new passport, an applicant was required to send their original passport to the Home Office before their details could be updated. 

This is no longer required in the majority of cases. The new passport details can now be provided online and instead of requesting the original document to be sent, the Home Office now require a photo or scan of the new document to be provided as part of the online process. 

Once the online process has been completed, an applicant will receive notification in around 7 days which confirms the relevant details have been updated. In some exceptional circumstances, the Home Office may request for the original passport to be sent and will advise of this once the online procedure has been completed. 

Gherson has extensive knowledge and experience in assisting applicants with submissions under the EU Settlement Scheme. Should you require advice and assistance in respect of updating your details under the EU Settlement Scheme, or any other UK immigration matter, please contact us.

Please note that the information in this blog is current at the date and time of posting. The information in this blog is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this blog. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.

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Sarah Green 

  Sarah Green

  Trainee Solicitor in our corporate team

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