The UK government is looking to ditch biometric immigration cards and replace them with digital e-visas
The UK government plans to replace Biometric Residence Permits (BRP) and Biometric Residence Cards (BRC) with digital e-Visas by the end of 2024. This move aims to bring the UK's immigration system closer to the Australian model. E-Visas would eliminate the need for physical documents, allowing immigration status to be accessed and verified online. The transition to e-Visas is expected to enhance security, efficiency, and convenience for both individuals and status checkers. Existing BRP cards will expire at the end of the year, but immigration status will remain unaffected.