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Biometrics: Coronavirus

Question for Home Office

UIN 910190, tabled on 14 December 2020

What steps she is taking to ensure that people can enrol their biometric data while covid-19 restrictions are in place.

Answered on

14 December 2020

We acknowledge the impact of global travel and health restrictions on people in, or seeking to come to, the UK.

As restrictions eased, commercial partner immigration services reopened in a phased and COVID secure way. UK capacity now exceeds pre-covid levels.

UKVI began reusing existing fingerprint biometrics, for certain UK customer cohorts across summer 2020, allowing customers to progress their applications.

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Home Office
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