The UK government has reached an agreement for a seven-year biometrics program intended to increase the speed and efficiency for immigrants traveling into the country, according to an ID Super Store article.
The system that is to be developed, called the Immigration and Asylum Biometric System, will be designed to check biometric visas, residence permits and registration cards for asylum seekers against their own biometrics upon entering the country.
Additionally, the new system will be attached to the UK Border Agency’s National Identity Assurance System, which maintains a database of fingerprint and facial images to better track those with criminal histories and that have been already denied visas.
British Immigration Minister Damian Green believes implementing this system is a necessary step in ensuring any foreign nationals intending to do harm to the UK or its citizens are not let in.
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