If you successfully apply for entry clearance for permission of more than six months, you will be issued with a vignette in your passport for a period of 30 days. A vignette is a sticker placed in your passport following a successful entry clearance application. You will then need to use this vignette to enter the UK and collect your biometric residence permit. The following table outlines the steps to take if there is a problem with your vignette or you have a change of circumstances while you have that vignette.

 

Lost/ stolen/ damaged outside UK Lost/ stolen/ damaged inside the UK   
Change of circumstances (not needing new leave) 
 Errors
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Lost, stolen or expired before entering the UK

  • if stolen, obtain a police report
  • if lost or stolen obtain a new passport before applying

Apply online

Fee: £189

Reason for visit: Other Visa type: Others

Visa sub type: Vignette transfer

Collect BRP within 10 working days of entry to the UK, or before the vignette expires, whichever is later

Notify the UKVI online of the loss or theft  

Apply for a new passport

The UKVI will email or send you details of what you must do in order to collect your BRP

Outside UK:

Notify visa application centre

In UK:

Report change of address online

Report other changes using form MCC

Outside UK:

Contact visa application centre and request correction before travel

In UK:

You should collect your BRP before your vignette expires, so you might need to pick up your BRP which will probably have the same error as the vignette, and then report the error online – corrections are free

No requirement to transfer evidence of leave to new passport, but if wanted, and time before 30-day period expires, or deadline for collecting BRP in UK passes:

Outside UK:

Apply online

Fee: £189

Reason for visit: Other

Visa type: Others

Visa sub type: Vignette transfer

In UK:

TOC form £223 by post £723 in person – pay fee when booking appointment online



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