I have a UK spouse visa (biometric) on a pakistani passport, but recently about 3 weeks ago I received Bahraini nationality where I was born and bought up.

Would this affect me if I apply for ILR and do I need to inform home office regarding the change in passport, as on my biometric it says Nationalty pakistani but I have a Bahraini passport now.
what can be done for me to change my biometric to Bahraini?

  • For which country is your visa?
    – Dirty-flow
    Sep 23, 2014 at 12:38
  • UK spouse visa on pakistani passport
    – Ali Zafar
    Sep 23, 2014 at 12:49
  • 3
    Are you still a Pakistani citizen + passport holder, or did you give that up when you took the Bahraini citizenship?
    – Gagravarr
    Sep 23, 2014 at 16:24
  • yes i have surrenderd my pakistani passport when i took my bahraini passport
    – Ali Zafar
    Sep 24, 2014 at 13:07
  • still no reply from no one any
    – Ali Zafar
    Oct 30, 2014 at 11:43

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You must apply for a new biometric residence permit within 3 months if your nationality changes.

The British Residency Permit Guidance Notes have more information on this (bolds are my amendments):

You must tell us as soon as you can if:

  • you change your name (for example, because of marriage or by deed poll);
  • you change your gender, legally or permanently;
  • you change your nationality; or
  • your facial appearance changes significantly.

If you change any personal details listed above or any details shown on your biometric residence permit, you must apply for a new permit within three months using application form BRP (RC). If you do not do this, you may have to pay a financial penalty of up to £1,000 or we may shorten your permission to stay.

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