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Topic created on, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 , from London

Hi, I am working with a young kenyan with indefinite leave to remain. He has lost all original documentation (including kenyan passport & ILR confirmation) and i don't know where to start: apply for kenyan passport again? apply for replacement ILR? or is it possible to get citizenship card or such which would work out alot cheaper ? Any advice appreciated Andrew

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(Casework Manager), from London Hi Andrew Your client will need to make a 'No Time LImit' or NTL application to get a Biometric Residence Permit which will evidence that he has leave to remain. A Kenyan passport, while it might serve as photo id, will not evidence any entitlement to benefits, housing, etc. also, if your client was granted ILR as a refugee, though I'm guessing not, claiming a Kenyan passport would be damaging to him. NTL applications are not cheap - £237 - but it will be necessary. Client will ideally need to try to find some proof that he was granted ILR eg does DWP, previous employer, housing assoc etc have a copy on file and then prove that he has been continuously resident in the UK since being granted ILR. Forms can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/application-to-transfer-indefinite-leave-to-remain-in-uk-form-ntl Hope that helps. Bethan

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