People in the Cayman Islands who
previously had to travel to Jamaica to obtain visas to the United Kingdom will
be able to obtain the visas locally from this month.
The Governor’s Office, on behalf of
the United Kingdom Border Agency department, announced Friday, 2 July, that a mobile
biometric clinic will be held in Cayman once a month, starting on 27 July.
“The UK Border Agency department
recognises the logistical challenges that face their customers in the Caribbean,
in regards to the biometric capture part of the UK visa application process. To
date, anyone wanting to apply from the Cayman Islands for a visa to the United
Kingdom has had to attend an appointment at the Visa Application Centre in
Kingston, Jamaica, in order to have certain biometric data captured,” the
statement from the agency read.
Customers will be able to have
their biometric data captured at a clinic that will be held in the lobby of the
Smith Road Centre on Smith Road, George Town.
Customers who want to attend the
clinic will be required to apply online by visiting www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk and
then book a biometric clinic appointment by visiting www.visainfoservices.com.
The biometric clinic service fee is
US$150 per applicant. The clinic applies only to people applying for visas for
the United Kingdom and not the United States.
For more information on the
upcoming clinic, visit www.visainfoservices.com and select Cayman Islands.