Can I travel out of UK without my BRP?

Can I travel if my BRP is lost?

If your BRP was lost, stolen or damaged inside the UK:

If your BRP was valid for more than 3 months or you will want to travel and return to the UK, you must report the loss to the police and get a reference number from them. A replacement BRP card costs £56 plus £19.20 to enrol your biometrics.

Is a BRP mandatory?

It is not mandatory to have a BRP, however, there are a number of reasons to apply for one in order to evidence a right to reside indefinitely in the UK. … Furthermore, a BRP, unlike an endorsement in an expired passport, is a document that employers can accept as evidence of your right to work in the UK.

How long can you stay outside UK BRP?

You are allowed to spend time outside of the UK so long as these periods of absence do not exceed 6 months at any one time. It does not matter how much time you spend outside of the UK in total during the required 5-year continuous residence period provided you return each time after a maximum of 6 months.

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What happens if I travel without my BRP?

If you’re in the UK

If your lost or stolen BRP was valid for 3 months or more, report it and apply for a replacement. You must do this within 3 months of losing it. You can be fined up to £1,000 and made to leave the UK if you do not apply for a replacement within 3 months.

Can you track your BRP delivery?

If your BRP has not arrived within 10 days

The delivery provider will track your BRP and rearrange delivery, if needed. You’ll need: the postcode of the address you gave in your application. the consignment number.

Do I need a BRP if I have ILR?

ILR holders are not obligated to have a BRP, but it can be beneficial for a number of reasons. It offers a widely-recognised form of identification and proof of UK rights, and can be used to travel in and out of the UK.


If you have been granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the past few years, you will probably have been issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) with an expiry date of 31 December 2024.

How much does a BRP cost?

It costs £19.20 to give your biometric information (or reuse it if you’ve provided it before) if you apply from within the UK. If you apply from outside the UK the cost is included in your application fee.

What happens if I lost my resident card?

To replace a lost, stolen, or damaged green card, you need to fill out Form I-90 (officially called the “Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card”), provide supporting documentation, and, if required, pay a filing fee.

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What do I do if I lost my residence card UK?

Email immediately if your residence card has been lost or stolen. You must include: your full name, date of birth and nationality. your contact details.

How do I find out my BRP number?

Check the Permit Number: This is on the front of the permit in the top right-hand corner. It should start with two letters. The third character in the permit number can be ‘X’ or a digit.