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Changes to the Biometrics enrolment process

July 27, 2021 | Immigration, News, UK Government

The UK government is phasing out the post office biometrics services. As a result, as of 31st July 2021 visa applicants will no longer be asked to provide their biometrics at the post office. Instead, the UK government has set up 7 Service Support Centres (SSCs) where applicants will be directed to provide biometrics or alternatively, people can use one of the 44 UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS). 

Typically, at the UKVCAS centres, applicants use machines to do their own biometrics. However, the UK government has said that for those who need more support and interaction with UKVI staff, the SSCs are in place.  

At SSC appointments UKVI staff will:

  • take a digital photograph of your face
  • scan your fingerprints (there is no ink or mess)
  • ask you to provide a signature

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