Biometric enrollment services are currently suspended for U.K. visa applicants at USCIS Application Support Centers.

Key points:

  • VFS Global, U.K. Visa and Immigration’s official visa application processing partner, posted a message to its website that says that visa applicants with ASC appointments should check for updates here before traveling to an ASC for any scheduled appointments.
  • Applicants who miss an appointment because of the suspension will be permitted to complete biometrics enrollment at an ASC on a walk-in basis once services are restored.
  • Normal U.K. visa services are available at 10 U.S. VFS Premium Application Centres, though additional charges will apply at these locations.

Analysis & Comment: Little information is available about what caused the suspension, but the statement on VFS Global’s site says said officials are working “to restore service as soon as possible.” Depending on the urgency of travel plans, applicants may wish to complete biometrics enrollment for an additional charge at one of the VFS application centers. Those affected are encouraged to contact their immigration provider to discuss their best options.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.