Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) expiring on 31 December 2024?

In recent years, if you have been granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR), you were likely issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) due to expire on 31 December 2024. Since 1 January 2020, applicants that were granted indefinite leave to remain have been issued with BRPs due to expire on 31 December 2024 despite bring granted leave for a longer period.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 01 December 2020)

What is a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)?

A biometric residence permit (BRP) is a way to confirm your:

  • Identity
  • Right to study/work in the UK
  • Right to any public services/benefits you’re entitled to

In most instances, BRP’s are issued if you:

Why does my Biometric Residence Permit have an expiry date?

The 31 December 2024 date only relates to the expiry of the BRP and not the expiry of the client’s leave – unless their leave also expires on the same date. As the current BRPs do not have the next generation encryption technology required, the EU have stated the current BRPs must have a validity date of no later than 31 December 2024 as the next generation cards will commence from 1 January 2025.

How do I get a next generation Biometric Residence Permit?

Those in need of a new BRP will be issued a replacement free of charge. Information regarding the replacement process will be issued closer to December 2024.

Please be advised that the above information is not exhaustive as there are more requirements and points to consider.

For more information provided by Bolton’s leading Immigration Solicitors on the Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) expiring on 31 December 2024?, send an email to or contact us on 01204 531 535 to book a telephone/Skype consultation. The fee is £30.

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