UKBA opens mobile biometric unit for East Malaysians

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced from 17 August they will introduce a mobile biometric clinic at British Council offices in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to enable visa applicants in East Malaysia to submit applications and provide biometric information.

The British High Commission said the service would run once a week on Saturday mornings in Kota Kinabalu and Friday mornings in Kuching between 17 August until the end of September.

"It will cost an additional RM600 (£123) per application, including the cost of sending the application by courier to Kuala Lumpur and returning it to the applicant's home address, once processed," the Commission said. Those wishing to take advantage of the clinics should make an appointment at the visa application centre. Payment for the special service and visa application fee should be made in advance at a branch of Alliance Bank.

It is important to note that East Malaysians still have the option of submitting applications and providing biometric data at the visa application centre in Kuala Lumpur.

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