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.
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.
`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.