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UKBA set to change the way it returns documents to applicants

Enclose pre-paid envelope, if you want documents by Royal Mail ‘signed for’ service
10th January 2011: The UK Border Agency is all set to change the way it returns documents to applicants under European law.
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If you the documents back by Royal Mail ‘signed for’ service, enclose a pre-paid, self-addressed Royal Mail Special Delivery envelope, lest it comes back to you Royal Mail 2nd class post.

The UK Border Agency has asserted: This change affects new applications submitted on or after Monday 17 January 2011 using forms EEA1, EEA2, EEA3, EEA4 or FRMS.

It has elaborated: `If you want us to return your documents to you by a Royal Mail ‘signed for’ service, you will need to enclose a pre-paid, self-addressed Royal Mail Special Delivery, or Recorded Signed For delivery, envelope with your application.

`The pre-paid envelope should be able to accommodate the size and weight of your documents, and should be insured to the appropriate level.

`If you do not enclose a pre-paid envelope, your documents will be returned using Royal Mail 2nd class post.
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`If you ask us to return your passport before your case is concluded so that you can travel abroad, we will use the pre-paid envelope to return your passport securely.

`If we have received and acknowledged your application before 17 January 2011, we will return your documents securely by Recorded Delivery, unless you provide a pre-paid Special Delivery envelope, under the current arrangements.

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