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New BRP Delivery Method

The Home Office has changed its approach for delivering biometric residence permits, which may be welcome news to those already on, or looking to acquire, a UK visa.

Until recently, biometric residence permits (BRPs) were delivered by FedEx or TNT. Delivery required a signature from the recipient, meaning that the person receiving the BRP had to be at the listed delivery address at the time of delivery. This created some headaches, as the actual delivery time of BRPs would often differ from that given on TNT’s website, meaning that successful in-country visa applicants would often find themselves either missing their delivery, and therefore needing to request a re-delivery, or having to stay at home all day to ensure that they got their BRP.

However, as from 18 September 2023, the Home Office has moved away from using FedEx or TNT and will now use Royal Mail Group for the delivery of BRPs. As part of this switch, a signature will no longer be required to receive the BRP, which will now be posted through the letter or mailbox of the delivery address.

While this does make receiving your BRP more convenient, recipients will need to ensure that their address details on their UKVI account are kept up-to-date, as it will not be possible to change the delivery address once Royal Mail have collected the BRP. Because there is now no need for a signature, there is also a heightened risk of BRPs being delivered to the wrong address, whether or not these details have been updated on the recipient’s UKVI account.

If you would like assistance with your visa application, please get in touch at [email protected]