A new system for obtaining permits to stay in the United Kingdom for a period longer than 6 months.
Soon, for those who wish to obtain permission for a long-term stay in the UK (from six months), a new system "BRPs - system of Biometric Residence Permit" .
For initial entry into the United Kingdom, a visa will be issued for 30 days, later replaced with a long-term permit - something similar to the system for obtaining a national visa of type D in the EU countries. During the first month after arrival, you need to contact one of the accredited post offices, and there are more than 100 of them throughout the UK for the delivery of biometric data. This system will affect all non-citizens of the EU and has already been tested on residents of Pakistan, China, Nepal and Thailand are on the way. At the end of July, citizens of all countries outside the EU will receive a long-term residence permit in the UK through this system.
By the way, since April 8, 2015, departing from the UK, the passport will be stamped on leaving the country, along with the passport itself will be checked. Recall that earlier when leaving the UK there was no verification of documents and the corresponding stamps were not placed.