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Biometrics self-registration for Mecca pilgrims’ e-visas announced

Saudi Arabia is to become one of the first countries in the world to issue e-visas based on biometrics captured…

 

The UK digitizes a key biometric visa application process in Hong Kong with selfie matching

Continuing in its commitment to protect Hong Kong natives facing Chinese political repression, the UK government has made it easier…

 

All visitors to US to submit biometrics before visa application under White House draft plan

The U.S. Government’s executive branch is planning to build a massive database of biometrics from applicants for visas to enter…

 

New biometric visa application system blocks foreign temporary workers from Canada

Temporary work visas have been denied to 11 Mexicans seeking work at fisheries in Eastern Canada after biometric tests showed…

 

VFS Global launches mobile biometrics collection service for UK visa applicants in India

VFS Global and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have introduced an “On Demand Mobile Biometrics” service for UK visa applicants…

 

VFS Global launches mobile biometrics collection service for UK visa applicants in Qatar

VFS Global has introduced an “On Demand Mobile Biometrics” service for UK visa applicants in Qatar, Saudi Arabia. The ‘concierge…

 

Peru to issue 1.6M biometric passports over next three years

Over the next three years, Peru’s National Superintendent of Migrations and Foreign Affairs Ministry will issue 1.6 million biometric passports,…

 

CBP trialing biometric technology by Iris ID at US Mexico border crossing

Iris ID is participating in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) project that is testing biometric solutions to identify…

 

U.S. updates visa waiver program with new biometric capabilities

The Obama administration has made some key changes to the visa waiver program (VWP), including more effective tracking of past…

 

South Africa to introduce biometrics collection at its airports

In a reversal of policy, South Africa will collect visitor biometrics at its airports and accept visa requests by mail,…

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