Awan-Legal : Hi
Awan-Legal : Do you still have the Home Office letter which came with your endorsement?
yes and photocopy of ILR
Awan-Legal : Ok just give me a moment while I type up your answer.
Awan-Legal : The UKBA requires as follows:
Awan-Legal : ECB17.2 Replacing a visa (or leave)If the applicant loses or has their passport and visa stolen, we are issuing a replacement visa (or leave) leave and the full fee is required. If the applicant applies for a replacement visa (or leave) you will need to see a police report or other evidence that satisfactorily establishes that the passport is no longer in their possession This also applies if an applicant had 'leave to remain' granted in the UK and are now applying to have it replaced overseas. If required, you may ask for supporting documentation to establish that their circumstances have not changed. ECOs may need to refer to Evidence and Enquiry to obtain information on an applicant's leave validity granted in the UK.In the case of the loss of a Home Office travel document the ECO may have to consider issuing a UFF. See ECB8.13.10 How to deal with the loss of Home Office travel documents for further information.
What form should be submitted?
Awan-Legal : I will copy the link as follows:
Is fresh application required for lose of ILR as with Limit time visa?
are you still here?
Awan-Legal : http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/visas/transfer-form.pdf
Awan-Legal : The fee is £102
this is a wrong form as it should be completed if the visa still available
to transfer it to a new passport
are you an immigration lawyer?
Awan-Legal : Yes - you can use this where the passport is lost too but must include a lost passport report too.
if you read the blue box in the form you will know that its not the right one
I think the right form should be returning resident, do not you think?
Awan-Legal : The corresponding form in the UK is the NTL and the UKBA lists the form above as the one for transfer to a new passport including where the previous passport/ILR has been lost.
Awan-Legal : in-uk/transfer-visa-to-passport/
so can i use that application if i had my ILR lost?
Awan-Legal : Yes the one I listed previousltransfer vaf) - are you abroad on holiday or moved abroad to settle there?
Awan-Legal : The form confirms on page 1 that this is for transfer of leave onto a new passport and includes where it has been lost.
Awan-Legal : The returning resident is for if you moved abroad with the intention to not return to the UK but are now returning within 2 years of when you left.
it says if i can not submit the original visa then i should submit a fresh application
read the blue box on the first page of the form please
Awan-Legal : My apologies - you should however submit the returning resident form as a fresh application since you have lost the profinal
Awan-Legal : Original
Awan-Legal : Sorry I just typed that as you did.