United Kingdom to roll red carpet with biometric resident permits

February 07, 2015
UK to offer biometric visa permits for non-EEA nationals

All the overseas nationals who are planning to reside in United Kingdom for six months or more are now granted with the BRP’s (Biometric residence permit) as a substitute of paper visas to reduce the efforts of their overseas individuals. 

Biometric residence permit cards are secured and protected documents, which stores individuals’ migration status, photograph data and fingerprints. Even though the visa application procedure is unchanged, all the non-EEA nationals are requested to produce the requisite details such as date of travel and the United Kingdom address with postal code.

This postal code aids in recognizing the branch of the post office to which Biometric residence permit has to be dispatched. Within the ten days of arrival of the non-EEA nationals to UK, individuals will be issued with the BRP. 

A temporary validity itinerary ‘vignette’—short term visa will be issued on the travel document or the passport with a stay duration of 30 days from the day he or she is planning to travel. These short term visa aids an applicant to tour to UK and get their BRP. 

Individual who fails to immigrate in the given duration of 30 days must choose the alternative form of short term visas with the valid entry clearance proof from the officials.

Dimensions of this BRP card are 86mm x 54mm, which looks parallel to that of other EU nations BRP permits. Three of the protective features of the BRP card are Kinegram lettering, Dynaprint and Ultra Violet design with two colors.

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