COVID-19 UPDATE – 7TH JULY 2020
As a result of the ongoing pandemic, the Home Office will be implementing new ways to submit biometrics and documents for in-country applications due to significant demand for appointments.
The UKVCAS update states:
“In response to COVID-19, UK Visas and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) is working closely with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to tackle the significant demand for appointments in order to accelerate the application process.
UKVI is changing the way it processes applications in response to COVID-19. This new way of working involves reusing biometrics (fingerprints) that have been recorded in a previous application as part of the process to verify your identity.
UKVI have identified you as being eligible for this new approach involving biometric reuse.
Importantly, this new digital approach means you will not have to attend an appointment at a UKVCAS Service Point.
We are also working closely with UKVI to develop a new way for you to submit a facial image. Once this is launched, you will have to submit your facial image as part of the identification verification process so that, if leave is granted, UKVI will be able to produce your new biometric residence permit (BRP).
We will be in touch over the next few weeks with the details of this new approach and to confirm next steps”.
We will update you all once the Home Office have fully implemented the new procedure.
ONE Immigration Ltd