Included in the costs for issuing cards to foreign nationals:
p11 section 3.2 wrote:
Costs of additional fingerprint checks against police databases for those extending their stay and those already settled in the UK
So they want to compare the flat prints of all foreign nationals against police databases? This could get very messy.
The costs exclude:
* Existing costs of the biometrics visa programme
* Existing costs of issuing biometric Application Registration Cards (ARC) to asylum seekers
So just to be clear, these are additional