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16. (1) The Secretary of State may require the surrender of a biometric immigration document as soon as reasonably practicable if he thinks that —
(a)information provided in connection with the document was or has become false, misleading or incomplete;
(b)the document (including any information recorded in it) has been altered, damaged or destroyed (whether deliberately or not);
(c)an attempt has been made (whether successfully or not) to copy the document or to do anything to enable it to be copied;
(d)the document should be re-issued (whether because the information recorded in it requires alteration or for any other reason);
(e)the holder’s leave to remain is to be varied, cancelled or invalidated, or is to lapse;
(f)a person has acquired the biometric immigration document without the consent of the holder or of the Secretary of State;
(g)the document has ceased to have effect under regulation 13(3) or has been cancelled under regulation 17; or
(h)the holder has died.
(2) Where a person is required to surrender the biometric immigration document under paragraph (1), the person must comply with the requirement.
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