Can you accept a visa in an expired passport?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept a visa in an expired passport, even if it is accompanied by a valid passport.

This even applies to those who have previously been employed by us or who have been working in the UK for years.

This rule was introduced by the Home Office in May 2014. Whilst you may indeed have the right to work in the UK even though your passport has expired, we can no longer accept a visa in an expired passport as proof that this is the case.

In order for us to verify that you are entitled to work in the UK, we need to see a visa held within a valid passport (i.e. one which has not yet expired).  If this isn’t possible, there are alternative documents that we can accept.

If you don’t already have one, we recommend that you apply to the Home Office for your biometric residence permit.  When you do this, you will receive a letter from them confirming receipt of your application, which you should forward to us.  Please also give us authorisation to contact the Home Office to confirm your right to work status.

Once we have this confirmation, we will be more than happy to welcome you to Key Portfolio.