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BRP Errors

BRP Errors

BRP Errors

EU/EEA and Swiss students will not be issued a BRP card and instead can view their digital immigration status online.

BRPs are secure identity cards which contain personal details and biometrics information.  They are only issued to people who are coming to the UK for more than 6 months.  This is your visa and you should keep it safe with your passport as you will need it when you re-enter the UK.

When you receive your BRP card make sure to check it carefully. It is the responsibility of both you and the University to notify UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) of any errors within 10 working days. UKVI will need to correct the mistake and issue a new BRP card.

If you have requested your BRP card to be delivered directly to the University and we identify an error on it, we will request that this error be corrected and a new replacement card sent to us. When this happens, we will notify you when the new corrected card arrives. You will then be invited to come and collect your corrected BRP card and relinquish your old incorrect one.

Type of error and how to correct it

If you do come across any mistakes, we strongly recommend you discuss this with us in the first instance. We will help you make the correct type of application and follow up with UKVI on your behalf.

Where did you apply for your visa?

What is the problem with your BRP card?

Where do I report the problem?


Outside the UK

All errors

Report online


Inside the UK

Any spelling or date of birth error

Report online


Inside the UK

Length of visa or work permission errors

Administrative Review

£80 which is refunded if the Home Office agree there was a mistake.

Note: If your BRP card expires on 31/Dec/2024, but you think your visa is longer, this is not an error. BRP cards cannot be issued beyond that date.

UK Visas & Immigration 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.

For general information about BRP cards, see the Home Office website.

Visa end date: post study period

A common error we see is an incorrect post study period granted at the end of your visa. Different course lengths are granted different post study periods:

Programme Length

Additional time normally given after programme end date

12 months or more

4 months (PhD students extending their visa for less than 12 months should still get a 4 months post study period)

Between 6 and less than 12 months 2 months
Pre-sessional programmes less than 6 months 1 month
All other programmes less than 6 months 7 days