Once your Student visa application has been approved, you will receive a temporary short-term travel vignette in your passport, allowing you to enter the UK.  You will usually be required to collect your BRP within 10 days of your arrival or by the expiry of your short-term travel vignette, whichever is the later of the two.
 
Important to know: The UK Home Office has introduced a new immigration system which came into effect from 5 October 2020. The new “Student Visa” route has replaced the “Tier 4 (General)” visa route. Please read our article New Student Visa Immigration Route for more information.
 
You should also check whether you are required to quarantine on arrival to the UK.  If you are required to quarantine for 14 days you will not need to collect your BRP within 10 days of arrival and should instead arrange to collect your BRP after your quarantine period has been completed.
 
Where do I collect my BRP from?
Your collection location is determined by the selection you made in your visa application - if you are unsure of the location, please take a look at the Tier 4 decision letter issued to you by UK Visas & Immigration.  For guidance on how to collect your BRP, please follow the appropriate guidelines below.
Important to know: You will need to present your passport when collecting your BRP. This must be your official passport, not a photocopy.
 
Collecting your BRP from King's
If you have requested that your BRP is delivered to King’s you will receive an email confirming that your BRP has arrived on-campus.
 
Before we can arrange the issuance of your BRP you will need to provide a copy of your stamped Student Entry Clearance Vignette and a copy of the ID Page from your current passport.
 
Once we have received those documents, we will verify your UK residential address and arrange to send your BRP by Royal Mail Registered Delivery.
 
Important to know:
  • ID card and BRP issuance can only be done once you have received email confirmation that we have received your BRP and you have provided your Student Entry Clearance Vignette and a copy of the ID Page from your current passport.

  • We are unable to post BRPs outside of the UK and can only post to the rightful holder to verified UK residential addresses.

  • Please also check our advice about arriving in the UK, including about whether you are required to quarantine on arrival to the UK.

  • If you have not received an email after being in the UK for 3 weeks, please email Visa Compliance.


Collecting your BRP from the Post Office
You must make your own arrangements to collect your BRP if collecting from a Post Office branch - please refer to the Student visa (Formerly known as Tier 4)  decision letter that was issued to you for the designated Post Office address.

If you are under 18 

If you are under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a responsible adult when collecting your BRP from the Post Office. This may be your parent or legal guardian, for example, however the person you nominate must be approved in advance by the Home Office, which may take up to 5 days. You can nominate a responsible adult online on the GOV.uk webpages.