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.
Further details can be found at www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits