You should check your UK Visa and Immigration letters, Entry Clearance Vignette (sticker on your passport) and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card carefully for any errors. The most frequent errors are:
NB: The end date of your Tier 4 student visa depends on the length of your course:
Contact us as soon as you notice an error on your visa as there is a limited period of time in which the UVKI will agree to correct the errors.
There are two processes available depending on whether your visa is a vignette (sticker) on your passport or whether you have collected a BRP card after your arrival in the UK. Your international Student Adviser can assist you with both processes. If you are unable to access our service please follow these steps:
1. Errors on Biometric Residence Permits issued for applications made overseas
UKVI will email you to confirm what you need to do next. If the correction is agreed and you are required to return the BRP to the UKVI, you should send it by Special Delivery from the Post Office. Alternatively if ISAS are carrying out the correction, you need to return the BRP to your adviser when they contact you.
When you received the new BRP card back, you must take it to the iCentre for scanning immediately, as this is a UKVI requirement.
2. Errors on vignettes (sticker on passport) issued for the length of your course
It is currently taking more than 25 working days to obtain a correction. We advise you do not plan to travel and have completed all tasks for which you require a passport and visa (such as landlord verifications/registering with a doctor/opening a bank account). We have no control on how long the correction process takes.
If you must travel urgently, please inform your International Student Adviser.
Further details can be found on the Home Office website:
IMPORTANT: When you receive the new visa back, you must take it to the iCentre for scanning immediately, as this is a UKVI requirement.
You should check your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) as soon as you receive it and report any errors to your International Student Adviser.
If there are any other errors that affect the length of the visa and/or entitlements, you will now have to apply for your BRP to be amended through the Administrative Review process. This includes:
You must apply for the Administrative Review within 14 calendar days of receiving your incorrect Biometric Residence Permit. The Administrative Review process will cost £80 and your International Student Adviser will assist you to complete an online application form.
The Administrative Review process will take approximately 28 days to complete and if the review is successful, UKVI will also refund the £80 automatically back to you.
If you submit your request to get your BRP amended after 14 calendar days, the UKVI may refused to correct the error or you may not be refunded the £80 Administrative Review fee.
(Page updated March 2016)