Visa or BRP change of circumstances

You are in the UK and have a BRP  

You must report any changes if you are in the UK and have either: 

  • got a biometric residence permit (BRP)  
  • applied for a BRP but have not had a decision yet   

How you do this depends on what you are reporting. 

Report a change of address only 

You can change your address without having to apply for a new BRP.

Which form you fill in depends on whether you: 

Report all other changes  

You must report all other changes to your circumstances. How you do this depends on what has changed. 

Changes to your name or personal details 

You must apply for a new BRP straight away if any of these things change: 

  • name, for example if you have married 
  • nationality 
  • facial appearance 
  • date of birth, for example if it was wrong 
  • gender 

How you report the change and apply for a new BRP depends on whether you have: 

  • permission to stay in the UK temporarily (‘leave to remain’) 
  • permission to settle in the UK (‘indefinite leave to remain’) 

You must apply for a new BRP within three months. You can be fined up to £1,000 or have your stay shortened if you do not. 

Other changes you must report 

You must report any other changes to the details you gave in your BRP application, including if: 

  • you get a criminal conviction 
  • you separate from your partner 
  • any of your children stop living permanently with you 

Fill in the change of circumstances form (external link) and send it to the address on the form.