UK visa clinic helpful says applicants

| 02/08/2010

(CNS): The first of the United Kingdom government’s biometric clinics held in the Cayman Islands attracted 49 people last week. Officials said that the new service which was held on Tuesday, 27 July has eliminated the need for UK visa applicants from Cayman to travel to Jamaica as their data can now be captured here at the clinic. Organised by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) and facilitated by the governor’s office, the one-stop clinic was run by UKBA’s commercial partner for the Americas Region, CSC.

 
The 48 appointment holders and one walk-in included members of the Cayman Islands cricket team who are headed to Italy for a tournament. The main nationalities assisted were Indians and Jamaicans, according to Staff Officer Andy Holbrook.
 
One of the applicant’s from India using the services said it was really helpful. “It saved me money from having to travel to Kingston to keep the appointment for a UK visa,” he added.
The clinic will now be provided on the last Tuesday of every month at the Smith Road Centre in George Town.
 
The next clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, 31 August. The fee is US$150 per applicant. Persons wishing to attend the clinic are required to apply online by visiting www.visa4UK.fco.gov.uk and then book a biometric clinic appointment by visiting www.visainfoservices.com.
 
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