Lost Passport and Visa in the UK

Your passport and UK visa (Biometric Residence Permit and Vignette) are very important documents and the process for replacing them if lost or stolen can be expensive and time-consuming. We recommend that you check all possible locations before reporting them as lost or stolen. We recommend that all students keep an electronic copy of both their passport and visa and keep them somewhere safe such as taking a photograph of them and storing them in your email account.

If your passport is lost or stolen

If you lose your passport we recommend that you contact your nearest Embassy for further advice on obtaining a new passport. Please update iss@northampton.ac.uk once you receive your new passport.

If your BRP is lost or stolen

You can report your biometric residence permit (BRP)* lost or stolen from inside or outside the UK. You can only order a replacement from inside the UK. You will not be able to use your BRP if you find it after you report it lost or stolen. If your lost or stolen BRP was valid for 3 months or more, report it and order a replacement online. You must do this within 3 months of losing it. You must also report your lost or stolen BRP to the police.

For further guidance on how to do this, please contact iss@northampton.ac.uk.

* Please see latest updates on the transition from BRPs to student E-Visas.

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