09 Aug Biometric Residence Permits End in 2024
How to renew BRP with 2024 expiry
Individuals granted permission to enter / stay in the UK are receiving Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) featuring an end date of 31 December 2024.
So why and how to show your status when it expires!
Why are BRPs due to expire on 31 December 2024?
Many individuals granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) have been issued BRPs with an end date of 31 December 2024. Those who are granted limited permission to enter or stay in the UK are also now receiving BRPs with an end date of 31 December 2024, despite having been granted a longer period of permission. This is frustrating many applicants has they pay expensive application fees and IHS surcharges with what looks like a shorter period being granted.
In shorth this was mainly from requirements of the EU to incorporate next generation encryption technology, which the Home Office planned to roll-out from 1 January 2025. Whilst the EU requirements are no longer relevant, the Home Office has been progressing its plans to digitalise proof of status and so is continuing to issue BRPs with an end date of 31 December 2024.
The Home Office has recently confirmed that individuals will not need a BRP from 1 January 2025. ( However this might change) It is believed that those with valid permission will be able to prove their status online and the Home Office plans to provide information on how to do this in early 2024. It has confirmed that the individual’s immigration status will not be affected.
How can individuals prove the correct length of their permission?
When an application is successful, the Home Office should provide communication, which is usually sent by email, confirming the validity dates of the applicant’s permission to enter or stay. If your solicitor email was used, please liaise with them as they might receive this if you did not have one at the time the application was made.
You should retain this communication as confirmation of the correct date their permission is due to expire. It is aniticpated that the Home Office to be in touch in early 2024 with further clarification on how individuals can prove their status.
Those who currently hold a BRP can continue to prove their right to work and right to rent in the UK via the online checking services. This will provide accurate details on the duration of a person’s permission.
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