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Sopra Steria: UKVCAS Service Update

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

UKVCAS biometric appointments have returned to the normal system of booking appointment slots for personal attendance at Sopra Steria biometric appointment centres. 

All applicants who submit applications to the Home Office domestically from 2 October 2020 will no longer have the option of using the new IDV biometric enrollment system and will be invited to book a biometrics appointment, as was the system prior to the Coronavirus lockdown. 

The exception is Tier 4 Students, who will continue to use the IDV app as opposed to booking an in-person biometrics appointment. 

If you have already used the IDV app to submit your biometrics in conjunction with a recent Home Office application, there is no need to take any action, as your application will continue to be processed normally. This update relates only to applications made from 2 October 2020 onwards. 

If you require any further information in respect of biometric enrolment or appointments, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The information in this blog is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this blog. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.

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Spencer Bienvenue 

  Spencer Bienvenue

  Paralegal in our General Immigration Team


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