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BRP cards and Right to Study checks

Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Collection and Right to Study

BRP Collection

Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Collection and eVisas

When you apply for your visa outside of the UK, for a programme longer than 6 months, you will either be issued with a 90-day vignette in your passport to allow you to enter the UK, or you may be given an e Visa which you can access through the UKVI View and Prove your immigration status web pages.

If you are issued with a 90-day vignette, you will also be issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card, which you should collect on your arrival in the UK.

You should collect your BRP card as soon as you can on your arrival in Newcastle. 

Right to Study

Proving Your Right to Study

The University is required to check that your immigration permission permits you to study in the UK. You must also provide any new immigration documents you receive, if:

  • you extend or change your UK immigration permission
  • you obtain a new passport
  • you receive a replacement BRP card
  • you receive an eVisa to update your immigration permission

You can provide the required documents/details by completing our Right to Study form.

Alternatively, you can also provide these documents by attending a Right to Study check between 11am and 1pm Monday to Friday on Level 2, King’s Gate (no appointment required). If you have an enquiry about your Right to Study check please send an e-mail, including your student number, to


Transition to eVisas

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) are currently contacting BRP card holders with instructions on how to access their eVisa. Your eVisa will enable you to view and prove your continuing right to study in the UK.

When you receive your e-mail from UKVI with your instructions on how to access your eVisa, you must take the following steps:

  1. enter your details into View and prove my immigration status to generate a share code
  2. provide your share code by submitting the Right to Study form.

 The Visa Support Team will then be able to update your student record.

You should read the details on your eVisa carefully and let the Visa Support Team know of there are any errors on your eVisa by e-mailing Please note that your eVisa may not have all of the details listed on your BRP card, such as the sponsor licence number (CKTK52NU0) and your work conditions. These can be found on the UKVI decision notice your received when your visa was granted.

Check your visa

It is important that you check your BRP card or your eVisa, and follow the recommended steps to correct any mistakes

You should check your BRP card or your eVisa immediately and report any errors to the Visa Support Team as soon as possible. 

It should show:

  • your full name;
  • visa expiry and issue date;
  • type of visa;
  • Newcastle University’s sponsor licence number: CKTK52NU0;
  • working conditions

Duration of your visa 

Your Student Route visa will normally last for the duration of your programme, plus some additional weeks or months at the end.

You must make sure that the length of your visa is correct:

  • programmes of 12 months or more: duration of programme + 4 months;
  • programmes of 6-12 months: duration of programme + 2 months;
  • pre-sessional programmes: duration of programme + 1 month;
  • programmes of less than 6 months: duration of programme + 1 week

Your BRP card is your visa, showing your permission to stay in the UK and the conditions under which you can stay. Keep it in a safe place.

If you lose your BRP card or passport, follow our advice on replacing lost and stolen immigration documents.

Correcting mistakes

If there is a mistake on your visa, please follow the steps below to get the visa corrected.

You can report errors relating to:

Personal details, work permission, visa expiry date and other remarks on the BRP, Vignette and E-Visa.

Your BRP card may expire on 31.12.2024,  even if you have been granted a longer visa. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) are currently contacting all BRP card holders with instructions on how to access their eVisa. Your eVisa will replace your BRP card as evidence of your leave to remain in the UK.

Please look out for the e-mail from UKVI and follow their instructions to access your eVisa. The e-mail from UKVI could be sent to any e-mail address you have used in a UKVI visa application.

When you have accessed your eVisa, you must follow the instructions to update your Right to Study as soon as possible.