Now it is free to get a BRP card confirming ILR status for those who received it in the past under the old rules

Since 6 April 2022, it has become free for those with indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK obtained under the old rules (and whose ILR status was usually attached in the passport as vignette) to make a ‘No Time Limit’ application, which provides them with confirmation of their UK immigration status in the form of a biometric residence permit (BRP).

Key benefits of having a BRP include holders being able to prove their right to work in the UK and right to rent in England using free online services. A BRP will also facilitate straightforward travel in and out of the UK as well as passing through the UK Border immigration controls.

We would like to remind our readers that prior to 06 April 2022, each applicant willing to exchange their old ILR status into a new BRP card, had to pay some official Home Office fees for that. Now this requirement has been abolished.

Posted on May 27, 2022.

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