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BRP Collection

What is a Biometric Residence Permit?

A Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card) is a credit card sized document issued by the Home Office as evidence of your immigration permission. Your BRP card is your visa and will contain personal and biometric information of your permission to be in the UK. If you apply for a Student Route visa, or a visitor visa for over 6 months you will be issued a BRP card.   

How do I know where to collect my BRP from

  • If you applied for your visa inside of the UK, through the Welfare, Immigration and Funding Team , you will be contacted by the University as soon as your BRP is received.  
  • If you applied for your visa outside of the UK (entry clearance), you will have received a UKVI decision letter which states your BRP collection address. You will travel to the UK using your 90-day vignette (sticker) in your passport and then collect your BRP once you arrive. 
  • If you lose your decision letter, please refer to biometric residence permits on the UK Government website and report the issue to the Home Office.  

If you are collecting your BRP card from a Post Office

You must go to the Post Office address stated on your UKVI decision letter, as soon as possible. You must take your passport and UKVI decision letter with you. If you are under 18 and do not yet have a nominated adult, please speak to a member of the Welfare, Immigration and Funding team via Student Portal. If you are required to quarantine, please only collect your BRP after you have completed your quarantine period. 

If you are collecting your BRP card from the University

You must not attempt to collect your BRP from the University post room, as it will not be issued to you. Instead, you will receive your BRP once you have completed your enrolment. If you are studying at our London Campus, please do not travel to the Newcastle Campus to collect your BRP, your BRP will be sent to you. Please ensure your UK term time address is kept up-to-date, as your BRP will be sent directly to you. 

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