Hello. My question regards ***** ***** I’m a US citizen, resident in the UK with ILR for 24yrs. My ILR stamp is in my expired passport
. I was told by a UK immigration official in 2013 that I could either send my passports to the Home Office for the stamp to be transferred at a cost OR that I could present both passports to demonstrate proof of my ILR status. I have chosen this latter option and have worked PAYE jobs as well as self-employed jobs (I’m an actor). Recently this practice was called into question by a lawyer for an employer who eventually was ‘satisfied’ that I could be employed by them, but I don’t know what criteria he used. I’ve decided to apply for naturalisation but here’s my question (finally!) - can I continue to work by presenting my expired passport with ILR stamp along with my valid passport? (While awaiting a decision - I understand that there is a service where you don’t have to hand in your passports.) And if so, is there something concrete I can refer employers to to support this? Thank you!!! Kind Regards, ***** *****
Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the UK government? What country do you live in? What is your citizenship?
Customer: I haven’t taken any steps yet. I live in the UK - London - and my citizenship is American.
Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about the green card?
Customer: No. I already have Indefinite Leave to Remain.
Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don’t think so, thank you!