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  • The United Kingdom began emailing biometric residence permit holders to initiate the process of creating an eVisa account

eVisa Measures for Biometric Residence Permit Holders

The United Kingdom’s (UK) government is advancing its border modernization and digital immigration system plan by introducing eVisas for most visa holders in the UK by 2025.

As of April 17, 2024, the government emailed biometric residence permit (BRP) holders to create UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) accounts to access their eVisa, which will serve as digital proof of their immigration status. Existing eVisa holders do not need to take action but should update their UKVI account with any personal changes. Physical immigration documents will be phased out by 2025.

According to the government, the transition to eVisas aims to enhance security, reduce fraud and document loss, and streamline border processes.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the UK government’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Home Office of the United Kingdom

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