Foreign nationals living in Britain who boycott the introduction of a biometric identity card later this year, could lose their right to stay under government proposals, reports The Guardian.
A Home Office consultation paper also says that those who refuse to make or turn up to an appointment to scan their fingerprints and facial image will face fines of £250, rising to £1,000 for persistent refusals.
Those who fail to tell the police if they lose their ID card will face a fine of £125, says the consultation paper.
The compulsory ID card for foreign nationals comes into effect from November, and is seen as a potential pilot for the UK residents' ID cards planned for next year.
Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne, told The Guardian, "This shows the kind of punitive measures that every British citizen can expect when ID cards are eventually rolled out nationally."