What should I do if my BRP card is expiring after December 2024?

As many of you are probably aware, the UK border and immigration system is becoming digital. As of 1 January 2025, BRP cards will no longer be issued, and your immigration status record will be held digitally.

An eVisa will replace your biometric residence permit (BRP), biometric residence cards (BRC), passport endorsements such as indefinite leave to enter, vignette stickers in passports, such as entry clearance or visa vignette.

If you have been granted permission to live in the UK beyond 31 December 2024, and the expiry of your BRP is 31 December 2024, it does not mean your leave is expiring but simply that your BRP card is expiring.

If you are a visa holder, have indefinite leave to remain and have a BRP card you will soon need to create UKVI account to access your eVisa. UKVI will send you an email to create an account. To create a UKVI account you will need:

  • Your date of birth
  • Your BRP Number
  • Your passport (if you do not have a BRP)
  • Access to an email address and phone number

Once you have created an account, you will be able to view the type of your visa, when it expires and conditions of your visa.

If UKVI does not contact you to create an account, you will be able to create your account and access your eVisa later in 2024.

If you already have an eVisa along with your BRP, you don’t need to create a new UKVI account. To check if you have a UKVI account, you can go to the link here.

From Summer 2024 onwards, if the passport/national ID you are travelling with is linked to your UKVI account, airline and other carriers should be able to digitally check that you have permission to come to the UK. You should update your UKVI account with any passport you wish to use for travel.

You can find latest information on eVisas on the link here.

If you need any assistance, why not contact our friendly Immigration team.