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Biometric resident permits – Tiers 1 and 5 of the points-based system

December 16, 2010 | News

The UK Border Agency has announced that from 14 December 2010 people applying for further leave to remain in the UK under the Tier 1 or Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) categories of the points-based system will be required to provide their biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) as part of their application.

When an applicant makes their application to extend their stay in the UK by post, they will be sent a letter by the UK Border Agency. They will be able to enrol their biometric information at one of 17 Crown Post Offices using their walk-in service or at one of 11 Home Office biometric enrolment centres by appointment only.

If an applicant wishes to make their application in person they can do this at one of the UK Border Agency’s public enquiry offices using their super premium service, where they will enrol their biometric information at the same time as making their application.

If you have any questions regarding the above or need to understand how these changes will affect you, please send an email to one of our London immigration lawyers or at londoninfo@hudsonmckenzie.com.