BRP cards to be scrapped?

BRP cards to be scrapped?

0:01 AM, 25th April 2024, About 2 months ago 3

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I have just been sent an email from the Home Office. Looks like those plastic Biometric Residence Permits (BRP) cards are now being phased out and potential tenants now have to open an online account with the Home Office so that they can get their Visa ID this way. As a result landlords won’t need to ask to see the card in person to fulfil the right to rent obligations, but rely on a digital system instead.

As ever, it’s as clear as mud so they are trying to explain this to landlords in zoom sessions going forwards AFTER the process has actually been put into place.

This clearly does not negate the need for right to rent to be checked before letting a property, but may have an impact on what and how the tenant shows the evidence required.

What do others think of this? Here’s more info below

Thanks,

Reluctant Landlord

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From April 2024 BRP holders are being emailed directly with instructions on how to create UKVI account to access their eVisa. These email invitations are being sent in phases, before the service is made available to all BRP holders in the summer. BRP holders who have not yet received an email will soon be opened to all without an invitation, and there is no need to contact the Home Office in the meantime. BRP holders should visit www.gov.uk/evisa for the latest information.

17 April 2024, Tom Pursglove, the Minister for Legal Migration and the Border, said replacing physical documents, called biometric residence permits, with a digital system “will ensure firm control over who comes here to live, work or study”.

Mr Pursglove added: “We’ve already taken really significant steps to digitally transform the border and immigration system, and this wider rollout of eVisas is a key part of that process. “Replacing physical immigration documents with eVisas will ensure firm control over who comes here to live, work or study, strengthening border security and preventing abuse of the immigration system, while delivering cost-savings for UK taxpayers

Useful documents and links

Please subscribe to this page to receive the latest updates www.gov.uk/evisa. We also have updated some materials we’d like you to share amongst your stakeholders. This includes factsheets and important information here on the Brandworkz platform for you to use.

Please share this link to your stakeholders: ( Partner Pack)

The first of the four videos in the eVisa series – ‘ What is an eVisa’ – went live today at 10am. Customers can access the video via the main eVisa guidance page on gov.uk or by searching ‘What is an eVisa’ on YouTube

Please contact eVisaengagement@homeoffice.gov.uk for any questions or engagement requests.

Upcoming events

Please sign up for one of our events to learn more about the eVisa roll out.

eVisa event 22nd May 2024 – 11am to 12pm – Link to event can be found here

eVisa event 28th May 2024 – 2pm to 3pm

eVisa event 4th June 2024- 2pm to 3pm

eVisa event 13th June 2024 – 2pm to 3pm

eVisa event 18th June 2024 – 2pm to 3pm

eVisa event 27th June – 11am to 12pm


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Comments

AccidentalLandlord2024

10:31 AM, 25th April 2024, About 2 months ago

Of course, it is as clear as mud. They are just making it up as they go along. I don't think *new* BRP check is even valid as a "reasonable excuse" anymore as of April 24. Also, all BRP cards will expire on 31/12/24.
However, the digital RTR check has been active for several months now. So, the tenant just needs to give you a link and a code. The Home office RTR check website will tell you their status and the date their visa is valid until (if there is one).

Ray Davison

15:21 PM, 25th April 2024, About 2 months ago

As I understand it, we have not been able to rely on the plastic cards for RTR checks for some time, certainly over a year. I've been using the share codes for quite a while now.

Michael Booth

6:51 AM, 26th April 2024, About 2 months ago

Have all details on permission to reside for my tenants on line.

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