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I am a Canadian citizen whos been living in the UK since 1986.

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I am a Canadian citizen who's been living in the UK since 1986. I obtained an Entry Certificate (UK Grandparent) in 1986. In 2008, I applied for and obtained an indefinire Residence Permit. My Canadian passport expired and I now have a new Canadian passport. I contacted UK Border Agency to find out what I need to do and was advised I need to apply for a new Residence Permit. However, when looking at the qualification criteria it does not seem to me that I am eligible for a Certificate of Entitlement. I wonder if I am missing something, whether I am in fact eligible and what route I need to follow.
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Are you querying about having your old indefinite leave to remain transferred to your new Canada passport?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes. UK Border Agency information and their email indicate I need to make a fresh application to get a new permit added to my new Canadian passport.

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What would happen is that the home office do not now issue a vignette in the passport what they do is issued what is called a biometric residence card. This is a card which have your photograph and status stated on the card. If you wish for your status to be issued on a biometric residence card then you need to use the following form, form NTL please see the following link :

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/while-in-uk/transfer-visa-to-passport/completing-form-NTL-TOC/

However, if you wish you can just apply for British citizenship as you have been resident in the uk for over 5 years and have indefinite leave to remain. If this is not what you wish then use the link above and apply for your status to be issued on a biometric residence card.

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