How to collect your Biometric Residence Permit

If you're entering the UK on a visa, and you have been issued with a BRP card and not digital immigration status, your immigration status and your conditions of stay will be recorded on a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card. Personal information that can be used to identify you (such as your unique physical characteristics, fingerprints, photograph etc.) are also stored on the card.

If you have been granted digital immigration status al the conditions of your visa will be outlined in the Decision Email you received when your visa was granted.

You can also view and prove your immigration status online, via the ‘view and prove your immigration status' service. This online service provides a secure record and proof of your immigration status which is held digitally by the Home Office and which is available to you at all times. To use this service, you will need to use your UK Visas and Immigration account log in.

You must have your BRP card to enrol at Kingston University.

Your BRP card will be held for 60 days. As enrolment will be online, you will need to upload a copy of the BRP to OSIS when you have collected the card.

Collect your BRP from a post office

Kingston University is an Alternative Collection Location (ACL) and therefore offers an on-campus BRP collection service.

When completing your student visa application form, please use our ACL code: 3HE437.

Your BRP will then be sent directly to us so that you can collect it on campus once you have arrived in the UK.

Please note:

  • Do not enter the University postcode as this will delay the delivery of your BRP.
  • If you wish to collect your BRP at a post office near where you will be staying when you first arrive in the UK, you can enter the postcode of your chosen post office instead of the ACL code.
  • Your visa 'decision letter' will state which location your BRP has been sent to. You will receive the decision letter before you leave for the UK.
  • You will need your passport and decision letter to collect your BRP.
  • Our online portal for booking your BRP collection will open in due course, further details will be updated on this page.

Contact us

If you have any queries or need further support, please get in touch with the Visa and Immigration Team – we are here to help.