The Home Office has announced that biometric cards expiring at the end of December 2024 will be replaced by “eVisas“. Limited information has been given, but it is expected that in the future people will create an online account to view and share relevant information about their immigration status with third parties. The Home Office has stated:
“In future, you will be able to use an eVisa to travel to the UK: you will not need to carry a physical document, with the exception of your current passport, which must be registered in your UKVI account. Until then, you should continue to carry your physical document with you, if you have one.”
We will keep you informed of any further developments.