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Entry Clearances: Biometrics

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which British embassies in Africa have the ability to collect biometric data. (273742)

A total of 31 UK diplomatic missions and UK visa application centres in Africa have the ability to collect biometric data. They are located in the countries listed as follows. Where there is more than one biometric collection point, the number is shown in brackets.

Algeria

Angola

Botswana

Cameroon

Congo

Egypt (2)

Ethiopia

Gambia

Kenya

Libya

Malawi

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria (4)

Rwanda

South Africa (4)

Sudan

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe.