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If you are studying a longer course at Cambridge (i.e. if your course end date in your CAS is 30 September 2023 or later), you may find that your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) does not cover the full length of your visa. This is because BRPs are currently only being issued with a validity until 31 December 2024, even if your course and immigration permission continue after this date. From 1 January 2025, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) intend for immigration permission to be evidenced as an online status and without a BRP.

Students who have a BRP that does not cover the full length of their immigration permission should be contacted by UKVI in spring 2024 about the process to obtain a digital visa status. If this is relevant to your circumstances, you do not need to do anything at this time and your immigration status will not be affected.

If you applied for your student visa from overseas,you can check the full duration of your visa in the decision letter you should have received notifying you of the outcome of your application. 

If you applied for your student visa in the UK, you can check the full duration of the visa in the email you should have received notifying you of the outcome of your application. 

This information is not relevant to students starting in Michaelmas Term 2023 on a course with a duration of 9 – 11 months.