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Goldfish14 Feb 26th 2021 4:45 pm

Passport with UK visa lost! Urgent help please
 
Hiya,

I sponsored my husband’s spouse visa for the first time in 2020. We applied in August and the spouse visa came in December with a letter stating we had 3 months to visit the UK. Whilst clearing the house and going to the rural town, we have misplaced our passports. What do we do?! We waited so long for the visa, putting our lives on hold (in a foreign land for me). We came abroad in March 2020 to marry, but due to Covid, the visa application process closed and didn’t’ open till July 2020, with biometrics appts coming 6 weeks later. So it’s coming up to a year being here. If we have to wait another 3 months, I’m gonna cry and won;t be able to do it.

SanDiegogirl Feb 26th 2021 5:12 pm

Re: Passport with UK visa lost! Urgent help please
 
First thing is to report passport stolen and get new ones.

https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/replace

Then to get new vignettes for your passports

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...g-a-visa-ecb17
https://www.gov.uk/government/public...-of-conditions

Goldfish14 Feb 26th 2021 8:12 pm

Re: Passport with UK visa lost! Urgent help please
 

Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl (Post 12977853)
First thing is to report passport stolen and get new ones.

https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/replace

Then to get new vignettes for your passports

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...g-a-visa-ecb17
https://www.gov.uk/government/public...-of-conditions


but my husband does not hold a British passport. Can we transfer the vignette of his visa from the lost passport?

Goldfish14 Feb 26th 2021 8:18 pm

Re: Passport with UK visa lost! Urgent help please
 
I can’t quite see who we are to contact to transfer the vignette.

SanDiegogirl Feb 26th 2021 8:46 pm

Re: Passport with UK visa lost! Urgent help please
 

Originally Posted by Goldfish14 (Post 12977929)
but my husband does not hold a British passport. Can we transfer the vignette of his visa from the lost passport?

Sorry, my mistake.. YOU apply for a new Brit passport as per that website I gave you ....he applies to his country's embassy for a new passport.

The following is a better website for transfer of vignette.

https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/visa-type



Goldfish14 Feb 26th 2021 10:08 pm

Re: Passport with UK visa lost! Urgent help please
 

Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl (Post 12977939)
Sorry, my mistake.. YOU apply for a new Brit passport as per that website I gave you ....he applies to his country's embassy for a new passport.

The following is a better website for transfer of vignette.

https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/visa-type


would we use the link to transfer his spouse visa to his new Pakistani passport?

do you know if we have to go through the whole application again? It isn’t mentioning specifics to our scenario as such, hence my question again. How long would it take for the replacement? Has anyone had any similar experience?

SanDiegogirl Feb 26th 2021 10:29 pm

Re: Passport with UK visa lost! Urgent help please
 

Originally Posted by Goldfish14 (Post 12977952)
would we use the link to transfer his spouse visa to his new Pakistani passport?

do you know if we have to go through the whole application again? It isn’t mentioning specifics to our scenario as such, hence my question again. How long would it take for the replacement? Has anyone had any similar experience?

Yes... you get a new passport and then use that site to apply for a new vignette.

No, you don't go through the whole application again

Don't know how long the application to get a new vignette takes

Goldfish14 Feb 27th 2021 7:34 am

Re: Passport with UK visa lost! Urgent help please
 

Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl (Post 12977960)
Yes... you get a new passport and then use that site to apply for a new vignette.

No, you don't go through the whole application again

Don't know how long the application to get a new vignette takes


Thank you. Two last Q’s:

1) we didn’t receive a BRP- a letter was enclosed with his approved visa passport stating we would have to go to our local PO to collect. However, is the BRP Vignette Transfer option what we choose?


2) Can we request the transfer whilst not being in the country he’s from? I.e. we can go to Malaysia,where we will be for a few months, and request the transfer from there even though his nationality is something else?

SanDiegogirl Feb 27th 2021 3:38 pm

Re: Passport with UK visa lost! Urgent help please
 
1. yes
2. Really don't know the answer to this.

scot47 Feb 27th 2021 4:06 pm

Re: Passport with UK visa lost! Urgent help please
 

Originally Posted by Goldfish14 (Post 12978034)
Thank you. Two last Q’s:

1) we didn’t receive a BRP- a letter was enclosed with his approved visa passport stating we would have to go to our local PO to collect. However, is the BRP Vignette Transfer option what we choose?


2) Can we request the transfer whilst not being in the country he’s from? I.e. we can go to Malaysia,where we will be for a few months, and request the transfer from there even though his nationality is something else?

Going to Malaysia might complicate things ! I would advise against that. In any case is a time of pandemic a good time to travel ? Can you not postpone that trip until you are settled in Britain ? Priorities ? A holiday in Malaysia, or settling in The UK ?


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