The Home Office now require every applicant to have a passport, travel doc or National ID card in order to make an application for leave to remain.
Therefore, if your passport is lost, stolen, etc., you should apply for a new one from your Embassy /High Commission in good time to renew your Home Office application.
Without a valid passport, the Home Office will most likely reject your application.
Following a new Home Office policy any application rejected as invalid will incur an administration charge of £25.
By Rachel Toussaint, Immigration Solicitor,
Rogols Legal Consultancy
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