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

When you complete your visa application, you will be asked to enter the postcode of the UK post office where you would like to pick up your BRP card.

The closest post office to Kingston is in New Malden. The full address is – New Malden Post Office, 150 High Street, New Malden, KT3 4ER.

Please note

  • Do not enter the University postcode as this will delay the delivery of your BRP.
  • Kingston University is not an Alternative Collection Location for BRPs.
  • If you wish to collect your BRP at another post office, you must enter the postcode of your chosen post office.
  • Your visa 'decision letter' will state which post office your BRP has been sent to. You will receive the decision letter before you leave for the UK.

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.