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Biometrics for Tier 2/Work Permit applicants

05 January 2010

As of 6 January 2010 foreign nationals applying to renew or switch to a Tier 2/ Work Permit visa will be required to enroll their biometric information (photograph and fingerprints) and will be issued with an identity card confirming their identity and the right to live and work in the UK.

Foreign nationals who are being issued with identity cards are given the choice of providing their biometrics at 11 Home Office biometric enrolment centres around the UK or at one of the 17 participating Crown post offices (for a fee of £8). The partnership with the Post Office will provide extra capacity enabling the UK Border Agency to speed up the enrolment process and give more choice and convenience to migrants who wish to enrol.

Migra & Co is a private immigration company, regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC), reference number F200900038. This website is not a government website and as such, we are not linked or affiliated with the UK Visas and Immigration. We offer expert legal advice and flexible tailored solutions to both private and corporate clients to ensure that their immigration needs are met. If you wish to download or prepare a UK visa application form, you can do so free of charge by visiting the Official UKVI website.