Beginning from March 2014, individuals from overseas who apply for a visa for more than 6 months will be required to obtain Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) from a Post Office on arrival in the UK.
The first phase of this new regulation which is expected to start with Pakistani nationals will extend to all nationals from 31 July 2015.
Individuals affected by this new regulation will be issued a short-stay travel vignette (visa stamp which will be endorsed with a date of entry) for 30 days and a letter of approval designating a local Post Office from which to collect their BRP within 10 days of arrival in the UK. The BRP will be cancelled if not collected within the stipulated 10 days.
Individuals affected who do not travel to the UK within the 30 days validity of the short stay vignette will have to apply for a replacement visa before they can travel to the UK.
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