Does your BRP (Biometric Residence Permit) to enter and stay in the UK also have an expiry date of 31 December 2024? In this blog, we are going to talk about the main reasons behind this and how those affected by it can confirm their status in the future.
People who have recently received an Indefinite Leave to Remain, or ILR, have been given BRPs that will expire on 31 December 2024. The same applies to individuals who have been granted permission to stay in the UK for a limited time, even though they have been allowed to remain in the country for longer than 31 December 2024.
So, what are the reasons behind the expiry date of BRPs? For starters, this is because of the European Union’s plans to incorporate an advanced encryption technology that the Home Office wanted to initiate from 1 January 2025. Although the EU’s requirements are not relevant anymore, the Home Office seems determined to move forward with its plans to digitalize proof of status. This is why it continues to grant BRPs with an expiry date of 31 December 2024.
In addition to this, the Home Office has also stated that people will no longer need a BRP from 1 January 2025, as they will be able to prove their status online. The Home Office is expected to provide more information on how a person can avail of this option in early 2024. Furthermore, the Home Office has confirmed that this will not affect anyone’s immigration status.
How To Accurately Check The Period Of Your Permission To Stay?
The Home Office will likely confirm the validity dates of an applicant’s permission to enter or stay via email, provided that an application is approved successfully. Applicants are strongly advised to save the email that states their confirmed period of permission to stay in the UK.
Individuals holding a BRP at the moment can utilize the online checking services to confirm their right work or rent in the UK. Needless to say, the online checking services give accurate details concerning the duration of an individual’s permission to stay in the UK.
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