Entry Clearances: Somalia

Home Office written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that Somali passport holders with the right to live in the UK are not refused entry as a result of the change from passport endorsement to a bio-metric residence permit system.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The UK does not currently recognise Somali passports for travel to the UK. However, we have put in place measures to ensure that holders of Somali passports who are in possession of a valid UK biometric residence permit are able to return to the UK.

We have informed international carriers these arrangements and shared this information with representatives of the Somali community.

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