Passports and Visas: Biometrics

Home Office written question – answered on 7th December 2017.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase the number of sites where applicants can submit biometric data for the purposes of (a) visa and (b) passport applications.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

Visa applicants are able to access an extensive network of biometric enrolment locations across the UK and globally. The number and location of these application points is regularly reviewed with our commercial partners to ensure that our service is responsive to changes in demand.

The applicant’s facial biometric is captured for UK passport purposes from the image supplied with the application, and there are no restrictions on the site where the image can be taken providing that the resulting photograph is compliant. There are no other biometrics captured as part of a UK passport application.

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