Global Talent visa holders must collect their Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) within 10 days after arriving in the UK, or before their vignette expires, whichever is sooner. The Home Office letter which confirmed their application had been granted will list when and where they will need to collect their BRP.
Occasionally a BRP is not ready for collection on the stated date and the visa holder will need to return a day or two later to collect the BRP. If a BRP is still not available for collection the visa holder can report this to the Home Office to receive further instruction but should also inform their employing department/ faculty/ college and the Staff Immigration Team (SIT).
BRPs should be carefully checked when they are picked up as any errors in details or dates will need to be corrected. If there are errors on a BRP the visa holder should inform their employing department/ faculty/ college and SIT.
More detail on these issues is found in Home Office guidance on Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs).
Evidence Right to Work before any work starts
Global Talent visa holders will need to provide a share code to their employing department/ faculty/ college to evidence their right to work in the UK before they can commence work, and an online check will need to be carried out.
If BRP collection is delayed and a share code cannot be obtained, the visa holder may be able to start work after a right to work check on their vignette but must provide a share code before their vignette expires to complete the check and fully establish their right to work in the UK.
EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland nationals who used the 'UK Immigration: ID Check' app will not receive a vignette or BRP, instead their digital immigration status can be checked via the Home Office online Right to Work check process.