Changes to document requirements for UK visas

13 November 2013

From 28 October 2013 if you are applying by post for extension of stay, indefinite leave to remain or British citizenship on the following forms, you no longer need to provide an original passport from the British or settled person supporting your application – a photocopy of their passport or travel document can be provided instead.

Applying for extension of stay or indefinite leave to remain
  • Forms FLR(M), SET(M) and SET(F);
  • fiancé(e) of a British citizen or settled person;
  • civil partner or proposed civil partner of a British citizen or settled person;
  • spouse of a British citizen or settled person;
  • unmarried partner of a British citizen or settled person;
  • same sex partner of a British citizen or settled person; or
  • child or other dependant relative of a British citizen or settled person;
Applying for British citizenship;
  • Forms AN and MN1
  • spouse of a British citizen;
  • civil partner of a British citizen;
  • child of a British citizen parent;

The photocopy must include all pages of the passport, including any blank pages, and we the UK Home Office will verify it with other government departments in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The UK Home Office may request the original document at any time during the application process, and the application will be refused if you do not comply.

You must still submit your own original passport or travel document as part of your application.

Source: (UKBA Site)