CÔTE D’IVOIRE – Biometric Data Capture Introduced for Residence Permit Applications

The Ivorian authorities have introduced a new procedure for temporary residence permit applications, including biometric data capture.

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CÔTE D’IVOIRE – Biometric Data Capture Introduced for Residence Permit Applications

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ITALY – New Biometric Residence Permit

Effective 10 November 2015, new electronic residence permits are being issued, which contain a chip to store the holder’s biometric data. The new cards meet European Council (EC) regulation 380/2008.

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ITALY – New Biometric Residence Permit

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UNITED KINGDOM – Immigration Health Surcharge, New Fees and Rollout of Biometric Residence Permits

The immigration health surcharge, one of the key reforms of the Immigration Act 2014, will be introduced from 6 April 2015.

The government has also confirmed the new immigration and nationality application fees which will come into effect on 6 April, and has begun the rollout of Biometric Residence Permits to non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Biometric Residence Permits for First Time Applicants

New regulations will require non-EEA nationals seeking permission to come to the UK from overseas for more than six months to have a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

Currently non-EEA nationals are only required to apply for a BRP when granted permission to extend their stay in the UK for more than six months. From March, the government is extending this requirement to applicants from outside the UK as part of the visa application process.

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