Replacing a lost visa outside the UK

What to do if you lose your visa outside the UK.

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Step 1 - Report it

Report it to the Home Office using their online form.

Once you have reported your visa as lost or stolen, it will be cancelled. You cannot undo this cancellation, even if you find your visa. You should make sure you have looked for your visa before you report it to the Home Office.

Step 2 - Contact us

If you need help with the process, you can contact us. We can explain how to obtain a temporary replacement visa to help you travel back to the UK. 

Step 3 - Apply for a single entry visa overseas

You cannot apply for a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) Replacement overseas. This must be done upon your return to the UK.

You should apply for a single entry visa to help you return to the UK. 

Visit the Home Office website to apply for a temporary (single) entry visa, selecting 'other' as the reason for your visit, 'others' as the visa type and 'replacement biometric residence permit' as the visa subtype.

You should not travel to the UK until you have a single entry visa.

Step 4 - Apply for a replacement visa once in the UK

Your single entry visa will allow you to travel to the UK, but when you arrive, you will then need to apply for a replacement Biometric Residence Permit within one month of your return.

We will offer you an appointment to help you apply for a full replacement visa.