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Entry Clearances: Biometrics

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether foreign nationals with visas containing biometric data will be required also to obtain an identity card. (166096)

From next year, we will incrementally require all foreign nationals, who are subject to immigration control and in the UK for over six months, to apply for an identity card (Biometric Immigration Document). This will eventually include applicants applying for further leave to remain in the UK, who have previously been issued with a biometrically enabled visa.