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Applying for a biometric passport

Applying for a biometric passport National Information - 13:28 25/07/22

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What’s on your BRP

Your BRP will include:

  • your name, date and place of birth
  • your fingerprints and a photo of your face (this is your biometric information)
  • your immigration status and any conditions of your stay
  • whether you can access public funds, for example benefits and health services

You may have a National Insurance (NI) number printed on the back of your BRP. Not all BRPs have this – it depends on factors like the date it was issued and your visa status.

You’ll need to apply for an NI number if all of the following apply:


Read the guidance about biometric residence permits if you’re applying from:

Biometric residence permits (BRPs): What a BRP is – GOV.UK (

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