Entry Clearance Correction Scheme

UK Visas and Immigration Errors Outside the UK

You may notice an error on the sticker in your passport:

  • the end date for your programme is too short. The end date of your Tier 4 student visa depends on the length of your course:
    • programme of study is 12 months or longer: you will be granted until the end of your programme plus four months.
    • programme of study is more than 6 months, but less than 12 months: you will be granted until the end of your programme plus two months.
  • LSE's sponsor license number is missing or incorrect
  • the number of working hours are incorrect*
  • your personal details (for example mis-spelled name)

* full time degree students should have permission to work 20 hours a week in term time.  For full details on the working rules go to:

Working during your studies|

Try to get this error amended outside the UK  before travelling if possible.  It is likely to be quicker than the process in the UK.  

There is a system in the UK to amend this:

  • You contact ISIS to advise us there is an error on your visa / we contact you to inform you your visa may be incorrect
  • ISIS prepares a letter confirming the error which you must sign to give us permission to request the correction on your behalf
  • ISIS sends your passport and supporting documents on your behalf to the Referred Casework Unit at the Home Office explaining the apparent error
  • The Home Office check the records of your application and the information on your visa
  • If the Home Office agrees an error was made, they will issue a corrected visa
  • Your passport is returned to ISIS and we will update Registry with details of your new visa

IMPORTANT: Your passport is sent to the Home Office at the start of the process and remains with them until a decision is made.  It is currently taking more than 20 working days to obtain a correction and it is now the peak period for requests. We have no way of tracking the progress of a request so advise you do not plan to travel if you need a request submitted.

If you must travel urgently, it may be possible to send the details of your travel to the Referred Casework Unit.  We are unable to guarantee that this will speed up the process of obtaining the correction.

Further details can be found on the Home Office website:

Home Office|

It is also possible to submit a correction of your visa your self.  If you complete the correction yourself, you must provide the Registry with the details of your new Tier 4 visa:

Tier 4 Student Responsibilities|

When should I get my visa corrected?

Contact ISIS as soon as you notice an error in the sticker in your passport.  You can only get this corrected before your visa expires.  If you request a correction but you don't receive a reply or the amendment is not agreed, you may be unable apply to extend your stay in the UK to obtain the additional months on your visa - this means making a fresh Tier 4 application.  You can only do this before the end date of your programme.

Errors on Biometric Residence Permits in the UK

You should check your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) as soon as you receive it to check for any errors. If there are any typographical errors on your BRP, you must contact BRPError@homeoffice.gov.uk| informing them of the error within 10 working days of receipt.

If there are any other errors, you will now have to apply for your BRP to be amended through the Administrative Review process.  This includes:

  • Incorrect end date of your visa
  • Incorrect Sponsor Licence Number
  • Incorrect Working Permission

The Administrative Review process will cost £80 and you will need to complete an online form to request the review.

Administrative Review|

We have been advised that the process will take approximately 28 days to complete and if the review is successful you will be refunded your £80 application cost.

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