Transfer your visa from your passport

You might need to transfer or replace your visa if either:

  • your passport has expired
  • your name or personal details have changed

Your passport has expired

What you need to do depends on if you use your visa to:

  • travel to and from the UK
  • prove your right to work in the UK

Travel to and from the UK

You can use the valid visa in your expired passport when you’re travelling to and from the UK. You’ll need to travel with your expired and your new passport.

You can also choose to either:

Prove your right to work in the UK

You cannot use a valid visa in your expired passport to prove you have the right to work in the UK. You must replace your visa with a biometric residence permit.

Your name or personal details have changed

You must replace your visa with a biometric residence permit if your overall stay in the UK is longer than 6 months and any of these details change:

  • name
  • nationality
  • facial appearance
  • date of birth
  • gender

You do not need to get a biometric residence permit or report any changes if your stay in the UK is less than 6 months.