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Collecting your visa (BRP)

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the option to collect your Biometric Residency Card (BRP) from the University has been temporarily suspended.   Therefore, do not select the University of Salford as the collection location on your application form.

The University is adhering to the Government’s COVID-19 Guidance.  This means that, for your safety, we will not be handing out BRP cards on campus and that, for the foreseeable future, you will be required to collect your BRP card from your nearest Post Office.   The Post Office nearest to the University is based at Salford Precinct.

The University is carefully monitoring the Government advice and the COVID-19 virus situation.  When the University deems that it is safe, the University will be re-instated as an Alternative Collection Location.

When you complete your Tier 4 visa application form, you will be given a choice of post offices from which to collect your Biometric Residency Permit (BRP).   You will be allocated a post office on the basis of the address you provide on your application.  When you receive your decision letter it will state the post office your BRP will be delivered to.   For further information, please see here.

Please note: If you are applying with dependants, you must opt for their BRPs to be delivered to the Post Office.

If you have chosen this option, you must collect your BRP from the post office within ten days of arriving in the UK.  In order to collect your BRP from the post office, you must take your 30-day vignette and decision letter from the Home Office with you.

If you are under the age of 18, you can request delivery of your Biometric Residency Permit (BRP) in the usual way.  However, when collecting your BRP from the post office you must be accompanied by an adult.  If you are alone, the University will arrange for a member of staff to accompany you.  Please contact the Home Office Compliance team if you require this option.

On receipt of your Biometric Residency Permit (BRP), it is your responsibility to check that all the information is correct:

  • Name and Date of Birth
  • Visa lengths
  • Work conditions

Please see the table below for information on how long your visa should be issued for.

Type of course
Length of course
Length of stay allowed
Main course of study
12 months or more
The full length of the course plus four months after the end of the course
 
Six months or more, but less than 12 months
The full length of the course plus two months after the end of the course
 
Less than six months
The full length of the course plus seven days after the end of the course


Please see here for further information about BRP errors.


It is your responsibility to correct any BRP errors with the Home Office.    For information on how to do this, please see the letter accompanying your BRP card.