You may be able to transfer your UK visa to a new passport when your old passport expires. You must pay a fee if you apply to do this.

How you transfer your visa depends on:

  • whether you’re applying in the UK
  • what type of visa status you have

You don’t have to transfer your visa - you can carry both your old and new passports when travelling to or from the UK instead.

You’re in the UK

You can’t transfer your visa to your new passport. Instead, you’ll need to apply for a biometric residence permit (BRP)

A BRP is a separate document and will replace the visa you had in your old passport.

How you apply for a BRP depends on your visa status.

You have permission to stay in the UK temporarily (‘leave to remain’)

You can transfer your visa to a BRP by applying for a ‘transfer of conditions’ (TOC).

Use the guidance and the ‘TOC’ form to apply.

You’ll need to either:

You have permission to settle (‘indefinite leave to remain’)

You can transfer your visa to a BRP by applying for a ‘no time limit stamp’ (NTL).

Use the guidance and the ‘NTL’ form to apply.

You then should either:

Fees if you’re in the UK

Transfer of conditions (TOC)

Applicant Fee if you apply by post Fee if you apply in person
You £183 £507
All dependents £183 for each family member included on the main applicant’s application form £507 for each family member included on the main applicant’s application form

No time limit stamp (NTL)

Applicant Fee if you apply by post Fee if you apply in person
You £260 £504
All dependents £260 for each family member included on the main applicant’s application form £504 for each family member included on the main applicant’s application form

You’re outside the UK

You must apply online to transfer your visa to a new passport.

Cuba, North Korea and Zimbabwe

You can’t apply online if you’re applying from Cuba, North Korea and Zimbabwe.

Complete the visa transfer form and return it to the visa centre where you applied.

Fees if you’re outside the UK

It costs £122 to transfer your visa from an old passport to a new passport.