BIOMETRIC RESIDENCE PERMITS(BRPs)

A biometric residence permit (BRP) can be used to confirm your:

  • identity
  • right to study or work in the UK
  • right to any public services or benefits you’re entitled to

You’ll usually get a BRP if you:

  • apply to come to the UK for longer than 6 months
  • extend your visa to longer than 6 months
  • apply to settle in the UK
  • transfer your visa to a new passport
  • apply for certain Home Office travel documents

You do not have to apply separately for a BRP.

 

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  • identity
  • right to study or work in the UK
  • right to any public services or benefits, you’re entitled to

You’ll usually get a BRP if you:

You do not have to apply separately for a BRP.

You will not get a BRP if you use the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to prove your identity when applying for your visa. You’ll get a digital immigration status instead.

What’s on your BRP

Your BRP will include:

  • your name, date, and place of birth
  • your fingerprints and a photo of your face (this is your biometric information)
  • your immigration status and any conditions of your stay
  • whether you can access public funds, for example, benefits and health services

You may have a National Insurance (NI) number printed on the back of your BRP. Not all BRPs have this – it depends on factors like the date it was issued and your visa status. BIOMETRIC RESIDENCE PERMIT/ORDER RESIDENCE PERMIT

You’ll need to apply for an NI number if all of the following apply:

  • there is not one on your BRP
  • you do not already have one
  • you’re planning to work, claim benefits, apply for a student loan, or pay Class 3 voluntary National Insurance contributions

Guidance

Read the guidance about biometric residence permits if you’re applying from:

  • inside the UK
  • outside the UK

 

BIOMETRIC RESIDENCE PERMITS

Your BRP will include:

  • your name, date, and place of birth
  • your fingerprints and a photo of your face (this is your biometric information)
  • your immigration status and any conditions of your stay
  • whether you can access public funds, for example, benefits and health services

You may have a National Insurance (NI) number printed on the back of your BRP. Not all BRPs have this – it depends on factors like the date it was issued and your visa status. BIOMETRIC RESIDENCE PERMIT/ORDER RESIDENCE PERMIT

You’ll need to apply for an NI number if all of the following apply:

  • there is not one on your BRP
  • you do not already have one
  • you’re planning to work, claim benefits, apply for a student loan, or pay Class 3 voluntary National Insurance contributions

Guidance

Read the guidance about biometric residence permits if you’re applying from:

  • inside the UK
  • outside the UK

 

BIOMETRIC RESIDENCE PERMITS

 

 

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