Biometrics essential for people applying for further leave to remain 16th December 2010: Applying for further leave to remain in the UK under temporary worker category, you will be required to provide biometrics as part of your application.
The UK Border Agency has asserted: From 14 December 2010, people applying for further leave to remain in the UK under the Tier 1 or Tier 5 (temporary worker) categories of the points-based system will be required to provide their biometrics —fingerprints and photograph — as part of their application.
Providing biometrics helps to protect the identities of genuine applicants. If your application is successful, you will be issued with a biometric residence permit. This is evidence of your permission to stay in the UK, and shows the conditions of your stay. It enables you to confirm your identity and your rights to work here, and to access public services.
`If you make your application to extend your stay in the UK by post, we will send you a letter after we have received your application. You will be able to enrol your biometric information at one of 17 crown post offices using their walk-in service or at one of 11 Home Office biometric enrolment centres by appointment only.
`If you want to make your application in person, you can do this at one of our public enquiry offices or using the super premium service. You will enrol your biometric information at the same time as making your application,’ the UKBA has added.