Collecting your BRP Card on arrival in Newcastle

When you apply for your visa outside of the UK for a programme which is longer than 6 months, you will be issued with a 30 day vignette in your passport to allow you to enter the UK. You will then need to collect your BRP Card from a local Post Office on arrival in Newcastle.

You must collect your BRP Card within 10 days of your arrival in the UK.

Newcastle University does not provide an Alternative Collection Location (ACL).

The three participating Post Offices in Newcastle are:

You should take with you:

  • Your visa decision letter given to you when you were granted your visa
  • Your passport
Students aged under 18

Students under the age of 18 will need to have a member of staff from the University or INTO Newcastle assist the with their BRP Card collection.

Please look out for an e-mail asking you to provide:

  • Your date of arrival
  • Details of your visa decision letter
  • Your passport number

If you do not receive any e-mail requesting this information about 4 weeks before the start of your programme, please contact the Visa Support Team

BRP Card collection for dependants

The Tier 4 applicant should accompany any dependants when they collect their BRP Cards from the Post Office.

If you have dependants under the age of 18, you will have to nominate yourself as the responsible adult in order to collect their BRP Cards, even if you are the child’s parent.

Check your BRP Card

You should check it 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 (please see our webpages for further details)


The duration of your visa

Your Tier 4 visa will normally last for the duration of your programme, plus some additional weeks/months at the end. You should make sure that the length of your visa is correct, as follows:

  • Programmes of 12 months or more: Duration of programme + 4 months
  • Students applying under the Tier 4 Pilot scheme: Duration of programme + 6 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. You should keep it in a safe place.

If you do lose your BRP Card or your passport, you should follow the advice on our webpages for replacing lost and stolen immigration documents.


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