Is biometric data inevitably collected when obtaining a UK student visa regardless of the channel of obtaining it or other factors? And does the nationality of the visa applicant make any difference?

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Yes it is. “You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photograph taken at a visa application centre (to get a biometric residence permit) as part of your application.”

Source: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/apply

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