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Government petitionThis is a genuine response from the Home Office to someone who reported that their Biometric Residence Permit was stolen: 
Good Afternoon
Thank you for reporting that your biometric residence permit (BRP) has been lost or stolen. We will now cancel your BRP ********* and it can’t be reactivated.
If you find your BRP, you must return it to the address below as soon as possible after you return to the UK
Freepost RRYX-GLYU-GXHZ
Returns Unit
PO Box 163
Bristol
BS20 1AB
What to do next
You must apply for a replacement BRP within 3 months. If you don’t you may:
  • receive a fine of up to £1,000
  • have your permission to stay in the UK taken away
Applications for a replacement BRPs take the following times to consider:
  • up to eight weeks of receipt if you hold limited leave to enter or remain
  • up to six months of receipt if you hold indefinite leave to enter or remain
If you require a replacement BRP urgently, you can book an appointment to apply in person at a Premium Service Centre.
EEA Nationals
If you’re exercising EEA treaty rights in the UK, you can choose whether or not to replace your residence card. You will not receive a penalty if you don’t replace it.
If you apply for a replacement EEA treaty rights residence card and later have an urgent need to travel, you can discuss your options with the European Enquiries contact centre on 0300 123 2253.
Leaving the UK again
You do not need a BRP to leave the UK, but you will need a BRP or a Replacement BRP visa to return.
Once you have returned to the UK, if you submit a replacement BRP application and then need to travel urgently, you must either:
  • withdraw the application and make a new one at a Premium Service Centre, or
  • leave the UK and apply for a Replacement BRP Visa at a Visa Application Centre while you are overseas
If you apply for a replacement EEA treaty rights residence card and later have an urgent need to travel, you can discuss your options with the European Enquiries contact centre on 0300 123 2253.
Thank you,
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BRP Lost and Stolen Team
Understood?