Collecting your BRP

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  • Most students will receive a temporary visa that is valid for 30 days as be a sticker in your passport. It will only allow you to enter the UK, you will then have to collect your visa for the full length of your course.

    The visa you will collect will be a Biometric Resident Permit (BRP) and is a separate card (sometimes referred to as a Biometric Immigration Document or BID). You need to collect your BRP within 10 days of arrival in the UK and normally you need this to enrol.

    If you are collecting your visa from Oxford Brookes, it will be available from Student Central in the John Henry Brookes Building. You will need to have your passport with you. 

    Date Time
    Before and including Friday 18 January
    • Monday to Thursday: 08:30 to 16:00
    • Friday: 10:00 to 16:00
    From Monday 21st to Friday 25th January
    • Monday to Thursday: 08:30 to 18:00
    • Friday: 08:30 to 16:00
    From Monday 28 January onwards 
    • Monday to Thursday: 08:30 - 17:00
    • Friday: 10:00 - 16:30

    New students will have a specific time to enrol at Student Central between Monday 21 January to Friday 25 January. We recommend that you collect your BRP when you enrol to avoid queuing twice during this busy time.

    If you are not collecting your visa from Oxford Brookes, the Post Office you need to go to will be on a letter you will get from the UKVI and could be: