Will I get a BRP?
You will not get a BRP if:
- you use the UK Immigration: ID Check app to prove your identity when you make a Student Route visa application to come to or to stay in the UK, and
- you are an EEA national whose passport has a biometric chip applying from their home country or in the UK.
In this case, once your visa has been decided, you will hold digital status and you can prove your visa status by creating a share code.
For any other national, if you are applying to extend your visa in the UK, used the app and have provided biometrics to the Home Office as part of a previous visa application, you may receive both a BRP card and an eVisa. This will depend on your nationality:
- Non-visa nationals will normally receive an eVisa only.
- Visa nationals will normally receive both.
Check the visa national list to see which category you will fall under, if your country is not on this list you are classified as a non-visa national.
BRP collection for applications made outside of the UK
If you applied for a Student Route visa from outside of the UK and have been told to collect your BRP on arrival, you are usually required to collect this within 10 days of arriving in the UK.
Your BRP will usually already be at the post office named on your visa decision letter. You should attend that post office to collect the BRP. Bring your passport or travel document with your vignette sticker in when you collect your BRP.
A person under 18 cannot collect their own BRP and will need to nominate someone to collect it for them. If this is an issue for you please contact our International Student Advice Service.
If your BRP is not at the Post office or you have issues collecting it, you can report a problem on the gov.uk website – report a problem with collecting your BRP.
BRP delivery for applications made in the UK
If you applied for your most recent visa in the UK, your new BRP will usually arrive within 10 working days of getting your decision letter from the Home Office saying that you can remain in the UK.
It will be delivered to the address you used in your visa application, and you will receive an email or text from the delivery company, TNT, advising the delivery date. You can contact them to change the date if this isn’t convenient. If you have moved you will need to tell the Home Office your address has changed.
BRP not received?
If you have not received your BRP after 10 working days, you will need to take further action. Follow the steps on the gov.uk website under the section if your BRP has not arrived within 10 working days.