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Biometric data for United Kingdom visas

United Kingdom Visas and Immigration collects biometric data from visa applicants who intend to travel to the United Kingdom.

All United Kingdom visa applicants are now required to provide finger scans and a full-face digital photograph as part of the application process.

Immigration New Zealand acts as a collection agent for biometric data on behalf of United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (formerly United Kingdom Border Agency).

Immigration New Zealand is simply acting as a collection agent and has no involvement in the United Kingdom entry clearance process. We do not use or copy the information collected.

COVID-19 response: suspension of biometric data collections

Biometric collection services are currently not operational.

Queries can be directed to the Home Office in the United Kingdom. You can reach them by phone or email. 

Home Office United Kingdom