Canada Immigration has announced a program that will collect biometric information from visa applicants to obtain an digital visa in an effort to cut back on illegal immigration in the country, according to an ID Super Store article.
The program, which was laid out as a five-year plan, will be utilizing fingerprints and photographs of individuals to add to their database of approved or not approved immigrants.
The new upgrades are expected to bring Canada’s border security up to the level of countries like the U.S. and the UK. Further, officials from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are expecting that introducing such a biometric program will also help law enforcement in weeding out criminals applying for visas.
Aside from Canada, India, Costa Rica and Gambia have also announced similar programs on the horizon to improve each country’s border security.
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