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UK Begins Biometric Permits

From 31 May 2015, the UK Government will begin to issue Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) for Cayman nationals travelling to the UK for more than six months.

A BRP is a credit card sized card (see image below) which shows a personís status in the UK. It can be used as proof of right to work and / or study and to access public services. BRPs provide a more secure, streamlined and faster method for applicants, businesses and services to verify someoneís identity and right to be in the UK.

Successful applicants will receive a vignette (or sticker) in their passport that will be valid for 30 days, instead of a vignette with the full grant of leave to stay in UK. This will allow the applicant to enter the UK and collect their BRP from a designated post office. The post office and 30 day travel window will be determined using information provided in the application form.

All BRPs will need to be collected from a designated Post Office within 10 days of arrival in the UK. The vignette affixed in the passport is a temporary document and should not be accepted as proof of entitlement to work, train, study or claim benefits.

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