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Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) for the UK

From 31 May 2015, Cayman nationals will be issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) for travel to the UK for more than six months.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Biometric Residence Permits
Biometric Residence Permits

A BRP is a credit card sized card which shows a person’s status in the UK. It can be used as proof of right to work and / or study and to access public services. BRPs provide a more secure, streamlined and faster method for applicants, businesses and services to verify someone’s identity and right to be in the UK.

Successful applicants will receive a vignette (or sticker) in their passport that will be valid for 30 days, instead of a vignette with the full grant of leave to stay in UK. This will allow the applicant to enter the UK and collect their BRP from a designated post office. The post office and 30 day travel window will be determined using information provided in the application form.

All BRPs will need to be collected from a designated Post Office within 10 days of arrival in the UK. The vignette affixed in the passport is a temporary document and should not be accepted as proof of entitlement to work, train, study or claim benefits.

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Published 17 April 2015