The UK Government on 12 March 2013 opened its first ever Mobile Biometric Clinic (MBC) in Goa.
The Mobile Biometric Clinic is meant to save the time of locals from travelling to distant places like Mumbai to apply for visa to the country. Mobile Biometric Clinic is an initiative by the UK Border Agency providing convenience to the citizens of Goa with the localised option of applying for a UK visa.
About Mobile Biometric Clinic (MBC)
• MBC is a new and optional service, which for an additional fee allows applicants who are residing in Goa to submit their UK visa application and biometric data using a mobile facility in the state.
• The new MBC service offers the option to do things closer from home.
• The MBC uses the UK Border Agency’s mobile Biometric Enrolment System (BES) equipment to take biometric data (finger scans and digital photograph).
The service is delivered by the UK Border Agency’s commercial partner, VFS Global.
Earlier in the month of February, the UK prime minister had announced a new same day visa service for businessmen.