University Guide

What is the 30-day vignette on my passport & Biometric Residential Permit (BRP)?

30-Day Vignette

Upon collecting your passport from the VFS Centre, you will receive a vignette Visa (full-page sticker) in your passport which will be valid for 30 days to allow you to travel to the UK.

  • You will receive a decision letter from UK visas and Immigration confirming that your Visa application is successful.
  • Show both the vignette and the letter at the UK border, when travelling
  • Your full Visa must be collected within ten days of arriving in the UK.

It will be printed on a Biometric Residential Permit (BRP) in the form of a standard-sized card. The location of collection will most probably your university (with ACL code in the Visa application) or be a designated post office (as indicated in your notification letter). The BRP must be shown along with your passport whenever you travel in and out of the UK.

Australian Student Visa


United Kingdom (UK) Student Visa

United States of America (USA) Student Visa

Irish Student Visa