UK develops Visa ID app
27 August 2020 17:24 GMT

The UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) has developed an Identity Verification (IDV) app as a response to delays caused by Covid-19.

In the past few weeks, many applicants have been receiving emails from the UKVCAS, reassuring them that, the Home Office has worked out a system to make the application process smoother in the wake of Covid-19 crisis.

A new mobile app named 'IDV' has been introduced to facilitate the reuse of biometrics including capturing a digital image of the applicants.

The IDV app lets customers that are eligible for UKVI’s biometric reuse policy (fingerprints and photographs that have been recorded in a previous application) to submit their application information to UKVI without having to book an appointment at UKVCAS.