Alternative evidence of nationality and identity

Guidance for caseworkers on when an applicant can provide an alternative to a passport or identity card to establish nationality.


Alternative evidence of nationality and identity

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Use the caseworker guidance regulation 29A of the Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) (No.2) to make a decision where the applicant is unable to provide a passport to establish identity and nationality because of exceptional circumstances beyond their control.

Published 5 June 2014