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Apply for a UK visa in Bishkek: Autumn dates

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Dates for mobile biometric clinic for UK visa applicants in August, September and October

Mobile Biometric Clinics for UK visa applicants will be held in Bishkek on 22 August, 26 September and in late October.

The mobile biometric clinic allows customers in Kyrgyzstan to supply their biometric information when applying for a UK visa, without having to travel to the UK visa application centre in Almaty.

Using the mobile biometric clinic is simple. After submitting your visa application online and paying the visa application fee, you will be able to book an appointment at the biometric clinic, which will take place on the aforementioned dates at the office of the IOM (International Organisation for Migration) on 6 Ryskulova street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.

You must book an appointment online before going to the clinic via the VFS Global website ( The mobile biometric clinic service will cost 198 USD in addition to your visa application fee. After submitting your biometric data in Bishkek you will then be directed to send your application to the VFS Global office in Almaty. Your passport and supporting documents will be returned, by courier, directly to you once our entry clearance staff in Istanbul has made a decision on your application and returned your documents to Almaty.

If you do not wish to use the clinic in Bishkek you will be able to apply at the visa application centre run by VFS Global in Almaty, which remains free to use. If you are applying for a visitor visa or an EEA family permit you can apply at any UK visa application centre across the world.

Further details on how to apply for a UK visa in Kyrgyzstan can be found here.