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Hi all

I left my BRP, which I obtained through my wife being an EU citizen, in the UK when I travelled to the USA for a holiday.

I've read that the UK border guards can simply look up that I have a BRP and that I don't actually need it, but I've also read that I DO need it and I cannot enter without it.

So, which is it?

If I do need the BRP, can I have a friend bring it to the airport (Heathrow) and hand it to either me or immigration? If not, I'm assuming the only other option is to have my BRP mailed to me?

Thanks in advance.
 

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There have been cases of people without BRP being admitted into UK after checks at the border, but it isn't something you should rely on, as you may meet a stickler for rules and give you hard time. So entering UK without your BRP is entirely at your own risk. So the best way is to get your BRP couriered to US (don't post it).
 
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