Changes to the delivery of Biometric Residence Permits (“BRPs”) came into effect on 18 September 2023.
The Home Office’s delivery partner has changed from FedEx to Royal Mail.
A signature is no longer required to receive your BRP, meaning that delivery will be completed via a letter or mailbox. In the event that delivery of the BRP is not possible, Royal Mail will provide you with instructions on how to arrange a re-delivery or to collect your permit from a local delivery office.
Additionally, once your BRP has been produced (something that the Home Office will notify you of by email), you will no longer be able to change the delivery address. It is, therefore, crucial that if you change your address mid-way through a visa process, you should inform the Home Office of this immediately. A change of address notification can be made via a simple online form that is available on the gov.uk website.
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