Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Errors

What to do if you have a BRP error.

Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Errors

When you receive your BRP you must check that all the details are correct and report any errors within 10 days. Information on how to check your BRP can be found here.(insert weblink to our BRP page)

If you are collecting your BRP from the University, the Student Immigration Advice and Compliance (S.I.A.C.) staff will check your BRP before you collect it. If an error has been found, you will receive an email to inform you of this and what action to take in order that the BRP can be corrected. Please read below, for further information and guidance on what to do, according to the particular error.

New Students:

If you applied for your visa from overseas and will be undertaking a Postgraduate course of less than 13 months, (Tier 4 Pilot Student):

If you have been informed by the University (SIAC team) that there is an error in the length of your visa, the SIAC staff will inform the UKVI of the error and return your BRP to them, after the latest registration closure date.  You will be contacted again to inform you when your new BRP is available for collection. Please note that during the busy period, this may take up to 8 weeks. You should not book any travel overseas until you receive your new BRP.

Other Students:

If you applied for your visa from overseas or within the UK and will be undertaking a course of more than 13 months duration (for example, Undergraduate, Postgraduate or PhD Research):

If you find or have been informed by the University (SIAC team) of any of the following error/s on your BRP: Name(s); Place of Birth; Date of Birth; Sponsor Licence Number; Nationality; Working Conditions. You will need to:

1. Report this using the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/report-problem

2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on: Report a problem

3. Follow all instructions given and enter all details and type of error

4. The Home Office will email you within 5 working days to tell you what to do next. It will take longer if you do not give a valid email address. It is likely that you will need to return your incorrect BRP to UKVI and we advise that you keep a copy of the front and back of your BRP for your records

5. When you receive your new BRP, you MUST within 10 days of receipt, either email a scanned copy of the front and back of the BRP to visas@le.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can go to the Student Services Centre desk, located on the ground floor of the Charles Wilson building with the new BRP, so that staff can update your records accordingly.

If you applied for your visa from within the UK and will be undertaking a course of more than 13 months duration (Undergraduate, Postgraduate or PhD Research):

If you find or have been informed by the University (SIAC team) of any of the following error/s on your BRP: length of your visa and/or visa Conditions. The Adviser will email UKVI on your behalf and once UKVI confirm an error has been made, it is likely that you will need to submit an Administrative (Admin) Review and pay the respective fee. UKVI will take at least 28 days to process this review. If the outcome of the review is successful, you will be refunded the fee paid.

Further details on this process is available from the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/ask-for-a-visa-administrative-review/if-youre-in-the-uk

If your BRP expires on 31 December 2024

You do not need to tell UKVI if your BRP expires on 31 December 2024 but you have been granted a visa (leave to stay) for a longer period.

UKVI will update their information on how to update your BRP in early 2024. You do not need to do anything and your immigration status will not be affected.

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