7. Replace your BRP

You’ll need to replace your biometric residence permit (BRP) if it’s lost, stolen or damaged and it was valid for at least another 3 months.

How soon you must replace it depends on where it was lost or stolen.

You may also have to replace your BRP if your personal details have changed, eg you’ve changed your name.

You can be fined up to £1,000 and made to leave the UK if you don’t apply for a replacement in time.

If your BRP was lost, stolen or damaged in the UK

You must apply for a replacement BRP within 3 months.

If your BRP was lost, stolen or damaged outside the UK

You can’t apply for a replacement BRP outside the UK.

You’ll need a ‘replacement BRP visa’ which lets you re-enter the UK once only - you must apply online in most countries. It costs £189.

You must apply for a replacement BRP within 1 month of your return to the UK.

Cuba and North Korea

Read the guidance for Cuba or North Korea and apply for a replacement BRP visa.

Apply for a replacement BRP

A replacement BRP costs £56.

Read the guidance and apply for a replacement BRP.

You can either:

  • post it with the fee (the address is on the form)
  • apply in person at a premium service centre - if you have a UK visa, leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain