Correcting Home Office mistakes on your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and Naturalisation Certificate

A Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) is an important identity document which evidences your right to reside in the UK as a Non-European Economic national (EEA). It is becoming a common norm for the Home Office to issue Biometric Residence Permits and other important identification documents with significant errors on them. If you have been issued a BRP or any other immigration document with errors on it, it is highly recommended that you have these documents corrected as soon as possible. You will also need to correct errors on Naturalisation Certificates, which takes the form of a fee paid application to the UKVI Home Office.

Home Office mistakes can be corrected using LEXVISA Immigration Solicitors in London

Biometric Residence Permits and Naturalisation Certificate Issued by UK Home Office

A Biometric Residence Permit is an official identity document issued by the Home Office which would confirm your right to reside in the UK. The document itself will include your personal details such as; name, date of birth and most importantly include your immigration status in the UK.  You will receive a BRP if you apply to come to the UK for a period longer than 6 months or if you have made an in-country application to extend your current visa or apply to settle in the UK. A Naturalisation Certificate is an official document issued by the Home Office to certify your right to British citizenship and attend a ceremony to get naturalised in the UK.

Home Office mistakes on BRPs and Naturalisation Certificates

In our experience, we have noted that the Home Office often issues Biometric Residence Permits and Naturalisation Certificates with fundamental mistakes on them. Personal details such as; names, date of birth and visa details are incorrectly stated on the BRP and Naturalisation Certificate. If the Home Office have sent you an inaccurate BRP document or Naturalisation Certificate, you should report the errors to the UK Home Office within 10 days or you may have to apply for a replacement BRP or as soon as possible for a duplicate Naturalisation Certificate. The processes of rectifying Home Office errors on your BRP and Naturalisation Certificate are long-winded and could potentially cause inconvenience for people who may need their BRP and Naturalisation Certificate to meet the right to rent, right to work checks or other formal requirements.

Rectifying mistakes on BRPs and Naturalisation Certificates

The process by which mistakes on BRPs and other UK Immigration documents are rectified can be a complex, lengthy and cumbersome process. If there is a problem with the length or visa category on your BRP you may need to apply for an Administrative review. Alternatively, for basic errors in the BRP document, these can be reported using the UKVI Home Office online tool. The Home Office will usually respond within 5 days informing you of what steps you would need to take next to rectify the errors.

The Home Office are also known to make errors on other UK immigration documents such as Naturalisation Certificates. To correct a mistake on a Naturalisation certificate you would need to make a fee paid application to the UKVI Home Office to correct errors on Naturalisation Certificates and for the UKVI Home Office to provide you with a duplicate Naturalisation Certificate. It is very important that all details on the Naturalisation Certificate are true and accurate as any errors could prevent you from obtaining British citizenship.

Successfully Correct Home Office mistakes on your BRP and Naturalisation Certificate

Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your applications before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation of your immigration or visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.

We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients.  We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.

Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.

Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.

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