Visas and immigration operational guidance – collection

Identity checks (modernised guidance)

This collection brings together cross-cutting guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions about identity checks.


  1. Documents

This collection contains UK Visas and Immigration instructions on the categories of checks for determining identity.


  1. Biometric information

    • Guidance
  2. Photographing

    • Guidance
  3. Travel documents: no time limit

    • Guidance
  4. Transfer of conditions

    • Guidance
  5. Travel documents: Home Office travel documents

    • Guidance