This page provides guidance for international students who are required to collect their Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) on arrival to the UK.

Initially, you will be issued with a 30-day visa vignette in your passport which will allow you to enter the UK during this period.

You will also be given a letter referred to as the ‘BRP letter’ which will confirm the conditions of your visa, as well as where and when to collect your BRP.

// Collecting Your BRP

You’ll be notified by email when your BRP is ready for collection. Please don’t attempt to collect it before you receive this email.

Your BRP letter will detail when your BRP can be collected and the location.

// Identity Verification

When you collect your BRP, you must take your original passport – the passport number must match that on the vignette.

There must be a valid UK entry officer’s arrival landing stamp endorsed in the passport. The photograph on the passport and the vignette must closely resemble you.

// If You Are Under 18

If you are under 18 years old and need to collect your BRP from the Post Office, you will need to be accompanied by an adult. If you do not have a parent or guardian to accompany you, WE Bridge Academy team will be available to help.