Sunnyvale, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/09/2012 -- The British Home Office has introduced Biometric Residence Permits for more immigration categories, effective February 29, 2012.
Biometric residence permits are now mandatory for applicants who are applying to stay in the United Kingdom for more than six months. Those applying under the ‘indefinite leave to remain’ category also need to obtain the permit.
Applicants are required to enroll their biometric information which includes fingerprint and facial image in order to obtain the biometric residence permit. Permits can be applied for in person, via postal service or online.
Applicants who have pre-booked appointments with the public enquiry offices on or after February 29 2012 must make sure to take the correct form in order to avoid processing delays.
Biometrics is being used more commonly these days for identity verification purposes. It also aids in preventing impersonation and ID thefts.
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