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Biometric Residence Permits to Go Digital: How to prove your immigration status from January 1 (20 March 2024)

Date: 20/03/2024
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Biometric Residence Permits to Go Digital: How to prove your immigration status from  January 1

The UK Border and Immigration System is switching from physical documents such as Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) to eVisas.


All BRPs, which can be used to demonstrate your immigration status, expire on December 31, 2024.


The expiry of this permit will not affect your immigration status, but it will have implications for the way you prove your immigration status from January 1, 2025.


If you have become a British citizen since you were last issued with a BRP, you will have the right of abode in the UK. To prove your right to be in the UK, you can use a British citizen passport or a certificate of entitlement of right of abode.


If you are not a British or Irish citizen, you need to start take action now, before your BRP expires on December 31, 2024.


What do you need to do?

Create a UKVI account in order to access your eVisa.

You can create an account using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/get-access-evisa .

To create this account you will need:

  • Your date of birth
  • Your BRP Number
  • Your passport (if you do not have a BRP)
  • Access to an email address and phone number
  • Access to a smartphone


If you require assistance with creating your UKVI account and accessing your eVisa to prove your immigration status, please contact Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ expert Business Immigration team, who can help you with this or with any other related matter.


If you have lost your BRP, or it has been stolen or damaged, then our team can also assist with resolving this issue.


Duncan Lewis’ Business Immigration Team


Our experienced team specialises in tailored legal services to help clients navigate the intricacies of the visa system with precision and efficiency.


About the author: Alessandra Vinciarelli Michelangeli is a Trainee Solicitor in the Business and Private Immigration team. Alessandra handles various case matters and provides support to a team of directors, solicitors, and caseworkers in the daily progress of immigration cases and applications. Her responsibilities include drafting applications and documents, conducting legal research, and engaging with clients.


Contact her via email at AlessandraM@duncanlewis.com or via telephone on 020 3114 1144.


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