How to check your BRP and what to do if you find an error
Find out what information you need to check is correct on your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and the instructions you must follow if you find an error in your BRP.
Future changes from UKVI
UKVI are changing to an electronic visa system. If your BRP says it expires on the 31 December 2024 then do not worry.
Your visa decision letter will tell you the actual end date of your immigration permission, and you will be able to check and prove your immigration status online after 2024. You do not need to take any action; the UKVI will contact you with further information in 2024.
You do not need to report this expiry date as an error.
Checking your BRP
You must check all the information in your BRP is correct.
You must check if the following information is correct:
your place of birth
your date of birth
You must check the number is: 23CYGN5K3
If your programme is degree level (for example, an undergraduate degree)
You can work 20 hours per week.
If your programme is below degree level (International Foundation or pre-sessional English programme)
You can work 10 hours per week.
Your visa should cover the full length of your programme, plus a ‘wrap-up period’. This wrap-up period will vary depending on your programme length.
Length of your programme
- If your programme is 12 months or longer, then the wrap-up period will be 4 months.
- If your programme is 6-12 months, then the wrap-up period will be 2 months.
- If your programme is less than 6 months, then the wrap-up period will be 1 week.
Pre-sessional English programme
If your programme is less than 6 months, then the wrap-up period will be 1 month.
How to report an error to UKVI
If you find an error in your BRP then you must report it online as soon as possible. You should report any errors within 10 days after you collect your BRP.
If you report an error after 10 days, then you may have to apply and pay for a replacement BRP.
UKVI should contact you in 5 working days after you reported the error online, but you may have to wait longer.
If you applied for a visa inside the UK and find an error in your BRP
If you applied for a Student visa inside the UK and the error in your BRP is about your length of leave or conditions, then you need to apply for an administrative review.
Contact us for advice if this relates to your circumstances.