Guide

Ensure your workers are eligible to work in the UK

Biometric residence permits

Biometric residence permits (BRPs) are issued to individuals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who come to the UK to work or study.

As an employer, a valid BRP is proof of the holder's right to stay in the UK and do the work you are offering them.

For more information on checking the right to work in the UK, see ensure your workers are eligible to work in the UK.

What does a biometric residence permit look like?

The BRP is blue and pink in colour. The front of the card contains information about the holder.

Biometric residence permits: applicant and sponsor information.

Important: The UK has left the EU and there is now a transition period until the end of 2020. This information is still current but could change. Any changes will be documented here. For more information, see Brexit support for employers.

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