You should update your UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) account if you’ve changed your:
- mobile phone number
- email address
- identity document, such as your passport or national identity card
- home address
- postal address
You can also:
- correct your date of birth
- add an extra nationality - if you have dual nationality, for example
- add an extra identity document
- change your photo, for example if your appearance has changed and you can no longer be recognised from your photo
- give someone else access to your visa applications, if you’d like them to help you apply
- give someone else ownership of the UKVI account, if you set up the account on their behalf
You cannot change your identity document or name if you’re waiting for a decision on a visa application.
Who has a UKVI account
You’ll have a UK Visas and Immigration account if you’ve applied either:
- to the EU Settlement Scheme
- for a visa and used the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app to scan your identity document on your phone
There’s a different way to update your details if you went to an appointment at a visa application centre when you applied.
Why your details need to be up to date
Your details must be up to date so that you can:
- view and prove your rights to others, for example employers or landlords
- be contacted by UKVI, for example if you’re waiting for a decision or to have documents returned
- travel with your current identity document
If you do not have the correct identity document in your UKVI account, you may be delayed at the border when entering the UK.
Update your UKVI account details
Sign into your UKVI account to update your details.