Migrants entering the UK for longer than six months now receive a 30 day entry clearance vignette in their passport. On arrival, individuals will need to visit their chosen post office to collect the BRP. The post office checks the vignette before issuing the BRP card.

We would like to remind sponsors that when new migrants are entering the UK to commence employment, eg Tier 2 migrants, they need to make sure that the entry clearance officer at the airport stamps their entry clearance vignette. Otherwise they will have difficulties collecting their BRP from the post office.