Foreigners in the UK can look forward to speedy and trouble-free real time checks on biometric residence permits, the holder’s identity and their right to work. This will be made possible with the launch of a new automated online checking service.
The UK Border Agency said: “From 31 May 2012, we will launch a new automated online checking service to provide quick and easy real time checks on biometric residence permits, the holder’s identity and their right to work”.
The UKBA added: “The Post Office Ltd will provide a service for applicants to provide their biometric information throughout a network of locations across the UK. This will ensure that a biometric enrolment facility is within reasonable travelling distance for most of applicants.
The additional Post Office locations will join the 17 branches already offering biometric enrolment. `We expect the additional branches to be operational from March 2012, with all 104 locations operating by 10 April 2012,’ it concluded.