Biometric card for the UK/Tunisia

ROULLA

Registered User
#1
Hi Everyone, hope that you are all well!

For those of you that don't have a British passport and would like to work, you will need to apply for a biometric card, I know that some companies don't bother to check with the immigration office, but they have become a bit more vigilant. Most reputable companies are now checking as they are getting fined.

You must have a biometric residence permit (BRP) if you want to:
What’s on your BRP
Your BRP will include:

  • your name, date and place of birth
  • your fingerprints and a photo of your face (this is your ‘biometric information’)
  • your immigration status and any conditions of your stay
  • whether you can access public funds (eg benefits and health services)
You can use your BRP to confirm your:
  • identity
  • right to study or work in the UK
  • right to any public services or benefits you’re entitled to
Your BRP will be sent to you by post if you’re making your immigration or visa application from inside the UK. If you apply from outside the UK you’ll have to collect it from a Post Office in the UK.
https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/overview

Guidance
Read the guidance about biometric residence permits if you’re applying from:
If you applied from inside the UK
Your biometric residence permit (BRP) should be sent to you by post.

You need to check and report any errors on your BRP or damage when it arrives.

If you applied from outside the UK
When your leave is granted, you’ll be issued a 30 day vignette. The vignette is valid for 30 days from the date you said you’d arrive in the UK (even if you arrive at a later date).

You’ll have to apply for another 30 day visa if you don’t travel within that 30 days.

Your decision letter will tell you:
You must bring your passport or travel document with your vignette when you collect your BRP. You should also bring your decision letter.

You may get a penalty or your leave can be cancelled if you don’t pick up your BRP within 10 days of your arrival in the UK.

Application for a transfer of conditions (TOC) and a biometric immigration document by someone who already has limited leave to enter or remain in the UK: form TOC

Application For No Time Limit (NTL) And A Biometric Immigration Document By Someone Who Already Has Indefinite Leave To Enter Or Remain In The UK
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/423215/NTL_04-15.pdf


Remember that there are two types of application forms.
 

curly

Member
#2
Hi Everyone, hope that you are all well!

For those of you that don't have a British passport and would like to work, you will need to apply for a biometric card, I know that some companies don't bother to check with the immigration office, but they have become a bit more vigilant. Most reputable companies are now checking as they are getting fined.

You must have a biometric residence permit (BRP) if you want to:
What’s on your BRP
Your BRP will include:

  • your name, date and place of birth
  • your fingerprints and a photo of your face (this is your ‘biometric information’)
  • your immigration status and any conditions of your stay
  • whether you can access public funds (eg benefits and health services)
You can use your BRP to confirm your:
  • identity
  • right to study or work in the UK
  • right to any public services or benefits you’re entitled to
Your BRP will be sent to you by post if you’re making your immigration or visa application from inside the UK. If you apply from outside the UK you’ll have to collect it from a Post Office in the UK.
https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/overview

Guidance
Read the guidance about biometric residence permits if you’re applying from:
If you applied from inside the UK
Your biometric residence permit (BRP) should be sent to you by post.

You need to check and report any errors on your BRP or damage when it arrives.

If you applied from outside the UK
When your leave is granted, you’ll be issued a 30 day vignette. The vignette is valid for 30 days from the date you said you’d arrive in the UK (even if you arrive at a later date).

You’ll have to apply for another 30 day visa if you don’t travel within that 30 days.

Your decision letter will tell you:
You must bring your passport or travel document with your vignette when you collect your BRP. You should also bring your decision letter.

You may get a penalty or your leave can be cancelled if you don’t pick up your BRP within 10 days of your arrival in the UK.

Application for a transfer of conditions (TOC) and a biometric immigration document by someone who already has limited leave to enter or remain in the UK: form TOC

Application For No Time Limit (NTL) And A Biometric Immigration Document By Someone Who Already Has Indefinite Leave To Enter Or Remain In The UK
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/423215/NTL_04-15.pdf


Remember that there are two types of application forms.
We have to do this on top of the spouse visa??? I'm confused??? Help!!
 

Jane BM

Well-Known Member
#3
It's all part of it...don't worry...lol...
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#4
We have to do this on top of the spouse visa??? I'm confused??? Help!!
Sorry Curly, I've only just seen this reply. Did you manage to sort it out?
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#5
The Home office needs to get their priorities right, surely someone who been here donkeys years should get a biometric card quicker than those who live abroad.
I tell you I don't get the system here in the UK.
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#6
Hi Everyone, Hope that you are all well! Just to warn you that once you apply for a biometric card in the UK it can take months to come back, a bit like the CRB.
 

Scottochott

Well-Known Member
#7
Anyone got up to date experience on this?
 

Jane BM

Well-Known Member
#8
only as part of the visa process.......I know that then there weren't any delays.
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#9
Fees if you’re in the UK
Transfer of conditions (TOC)
Applicant Fee if you apply by post Fee if you apply in person
You £223 £723
All dependents £223 for each family member included on the main applicant’s application form £723 for each family member included on the main applicant’s application form
No time limit stamp (NTL)
Applicant Fee if you apply by post Fee if you apply in person
You £308 £808
All dependents £308 for each family member included on the main applicant’s application form £808 for each family member included on the main applicant’s application form
You’re outside the UK
You must apply online to transfer your visa to a new passport.

North Korea
You can’t apply online if you’re applying from North Korea.

Complete the visa transfer form and return it to the visa centre where you applied.

Fees if you’re outside the UK
It costs £189 to transfer your visa from an old passport to a new passport.

Last updated: 5 May 2016


 

ROULLA

Registered User
#10
Guidance notes Biometric residence permits (BRPs): General information for overseas applicants, their employers and sponsors June 2016 This leaflet explains what a biometric residence permit (BRP) is, what it can be used for, and how employers can check that prospective employees have a right to work in the United Kingdom (UK). The biometric residence permit is proof of the holder’s right to stay, work or study in the UK. It can also be used as a form of identification (for example, if they wish to open a bank account in the UK). For some immigration categories the National Insurance Number (NINo.) will appear in the remarks on the reverse of the BRP. If this is the case there is no need for the holder or their employer to make a separate application to the Department for Work and Pensions to obtain a NINo. The holder is not required to carry their permit at all times, but they must show it at the border, together with their passport, when travelling outside of, and when returning to, the UK. The card confirms the date the holder’s leave expires, whether they have the right to work in the UK and other restrictions placed on the right to stay. Failure to comply with any of these restrictions (see also police registration below) may result in prosecution and/or removal from the UK. The information provided as part of the immigration application will be shared with other government departments, in accordance with the law, to monitor compliance with conditions of stay. If you are required to register with the police as a condition of your stay in the UK, this will be confirmed on the 30 day vignette issued to you to allow you to travel to the UK. The vignette will need to be shown to police when registering. Those required to register must do so within 7 days of arrival in the UK. For information on registering with the police please visit GOV.UK. Under current legislation, employers have a responsibility to check the entitlement of prospective employees to work in the UK. We strongly advise that employers undertake checks on everyone they wish to employ. This will enable employers to establish a statutory defence against payment of a civil penalty for employing a person with no right to work in the UK, shows their recruitment process is open and transparent, and ensures their recruitment practices do not discriminate against anyone because of their race.
 

Yara M

Member
#11
Hi Roulla how are you, I got my BRP last week, 3 days after arriving to the UK. I got it in Canterbury post office. Getting the BRP has to be within 10 days after arriving to the UK.
 

ROULLA

Registered User
#12
Cabinet meeting adopts draft law replacing national identity card in force by electronic card
27/07/2016 Tunisia

(TAP) - Meeting on Wednesday at Dhiafa palace in Carthage, a cabinet meeting approved a draft organic law amending and completing the 1993-1927 Law on the national identity card.

By virtue of the bill, an electronic identity card will replace the current national identity card, explained Government Spokesman Khaled Chawket after the meeting.

The fingerprint and the profession no longer figure on the new card, the aim being to ensure greater equity between Tunisian citizens, he added.

The cabinet meeting also approved four other bills and 10 draft decrees relating to international conventions as well as economic and land issues.
 
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