Transfer Your Visa from your Passport

Transfer your Visa from your Passport 

You might need to transfer or replace your visa if either: 
  • your passport has expired 
  • your name or personal details have changed 

Your passport has expired 

What you need to do depends on if you use your visa to: 
  • travel to and from the UK 
  • prove your right to work in the UK 

Travel to and from the UK 

You can use the valid visa in your expired passport when you are travelling to and from the UK. You will need to travel with your expired and your new passport. 
You can also choose to either: 

Prove your right to work in the UK 

You cannot use a valid visa in your expired passport to prove you have the right to work in the UK. You must replace your visa with a biometric residence permit

Your name or personal details have changed 

You must replace your visa with a biometric residence permit if your overall stay in the UK is longer than 6 months and any of these details change: 
  • name 
  • nationality 
  • facial appearance 
  • date of birth 
  • gender 
You do not need to get a biometric residence permit or report any changes if your stay in the UK is less than 6 months.