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Biometric Residence Permits

Find out more information about Biometric Residence Permits (BRP) and how to obtain your BRP once you arrive in the UK.

Update on BRP production and delivery 

BRPs being held at UCL
BRPs being held at UCL will continue to be sent out via Royal Mail Special Delivery. Your BRP will be sent on Wednesday afternoon and should usually arrive within 2-3 working days of it being sent out. However, please note that Royal Mail are experiencing delays in delivering to some parts of the country due to the pandemic. 

BRPs being printed by UKVI
UKVI is experiencing significant delays in BRP production and delivery due to the pandemic. Please note that UKVI are currently taking up to 40 working days to respond to any BRP-related queries. In the event that we receive any further updates about BRP production, we will update this website.

Please note that once UKVI has printed your BRP, they will post it to the address that you have provided in UCL's BRP Postal Task. UKVI will use a courier service to send your BRP and will contact you directly with a tracking reference number.  

If you have any questions about your BRP delivery, please contact the Student Immigration Compliance Team.

If your 90-day entry clearance vignette expires before you receive your BRP
In the event that you have arrived in the UK and have not received your BRP before your entry clearance vignette expires, please be reassured that this will not affect your right to remain in the UK or continue your studies at UCL.

If you need to travel urgently
You are not encouraged to travel/leave the UK without your BRP card, however if you choose to you will need to make an application to apply for a single entry vignette in order to return to the UK. The fee for this is £154 and you can apply here. This does not affect the production or validity of your BRP card and any existing grant of leave. However, please note that it will not be possible for UKVI to refund the visa fee or reimburse any other costs associated with the application.


Information about your BRP

Link to Email, computers and internet

Information about BRPs and what to do if yours is lost or stolen.

How to obtain your BRP

Link to Term dates

Information on how to obtain your BRP once you arrive in the UK.