What is a BRP card & what is it used for?

A BRP (biometric residence permit) is an identity card is granted to those who have been granted a visa to be in the UK for 6 months or more. Your BRP card will include personal and biometric information, including:

  • Name, date of birth and place of birth
  • Immigration status
  • Fingerprints and passport sized photograph of your face
  • Status on access to public funds and services

Your BRP will be used to confirm your identity, right to work/study and rights to public services while you are within the UK. If you apply for a BRP card from within the UK, you should receive it by courier. If you apply for your BRP from outside of the UK, you must collect it once you arrive in the UK before the vignette sticker on your travel document expires.