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BRP (Biometric Residence Permit) collection

BRP (Biometric Residence Permit) collection

You will be prompted to choose a location to collect your BRP (biometric residence permit). The form will normally default to the Whitechapel Post Office branch, which is nearest to Queen Mary University of London's main campus. Depending on which campus you will be studying at or where you will be living, this may not be the most convenient Post Office branch for you.

You can enter an “Alternative Address Postcode” to select a different Post Office branch. 

Please note that there is not an ACL code for Queen Mary. You should choose the most convenient Post Office branch for where you are living or studying.

When your Tier 4 visa is granted, you will also be issued with a letter confirming the date and Post Office location from which you can collect your BRP. You must usually collect your BRP within 10 days of arrival in the UK.

If you are required to self-isolate, you should collect your BRP card as soon as possible after you have completed your period of self-isolation. In this case, you will not be penalised because you are unable to collect the BRP card. 

If your BRP is not available for collection on the date and at the Post Office indicated in your letter, you should report this to the Home Office on the UK Government website. 

You will have to collect your BRP from a Post Office, which you will have selected in your online Tier 4 application form. You need to take your passport and decision letter with you. 

Warning: Do not travel outside of the UK until you have collected your BRP.

Once you have collected your BRP card, check it is correct straightaway, if there are any errors, refer to our guidance for how to correct the error. It is important that you do this immediately as there is a short time frame for you to correct errors. 

Once you have collected your BRP card, please put it somewhere safe. You do not usually need to carry it with you in the UK. If you lose it, it takes a long time to replace and can be expensive. 

Map showing the location of Queen Mary’s campuses and Post Office branches, where you can collect your BRP:

Map of Post Offices

Location

Branch

Address

Postcode

Notes

1

Aldwych

95 Aldwych

WC2B 4JN

 

2

Grays Inn

19/20 High Holborn

WC1V 6BS

 

3

Farringdon Road

39 - 41 Farringdon Road

EC1M 3JB

 

4

The City of London

12 Eastcheap

EC3M 1AJ

 

5

Houndsditch

11 White Kennet Street

E1 7BS

 

6

Whitechapel

208A- 210 Whitechapel Road

E1 1BJ

 

7

Canary Wharf

5 Chancellor Passage, Cabot Place East

E14 5RB

 

8

Churchill Place

2 Churchill Place

E14 4PA

 

9

Stratford

26 - 28 The Broadway

E15 4QS

 


Disclaimer:
Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.

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