Collecting your Biometric Residence Permit
If you have a Tier 4 (General) student visa or a Short Term Study Visa and are attending a course for six months or longer, youll need to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) when you arrive in Leeds.
Your BRP is the visa that covers the full duration of your course. You should collect your BRP within ten days of your arrival in the UK. If it is not available when you arrive in the UK, then you should collect it within ten days of your BRP being ready for collection.
Youll need to collect your BRP before you can collect your student ID card. You will also need your BRP to register with the police, if required.
There are two options for collecting your BRP, depending on the information you included in your immigration application:
Collecting your BRP from the University
If you provided the University of Leeds Alternative Collection Location (ACL) code in your immigration application, youll be able to collect your BRP from the University.
When your BRP is ready to collect, well send you an email to explain what you need to do and where you need to go.
You need to bring your passport with you when you come to collect your BRP. The collection point is at the Student Services Centre, Level 9, Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building. During the registration event (17th September-5th October) BRPs will be collected from the Great Hall (Building number 57 on the campus map).
Collecting your BRP from a Post Office
If, instead of the ACL code, you provided a postcode in Leeds in your immigration application then you will need to collect your BRP from a selected Post Office in Leeds.
You should have received a decision letter from the Home Office, which states where you should collect your BRP from and the date it will be available.
You can find information about how to collect your selected Post Office:
Armley Post Office
Headingley Post Office
The Markets Post Office