A program from UKvisas supported by VEGA Group PLC (VEGA) to biometrically enroll all visa applicants to the United Kingdom has won an e-Government award for ‘innovation in strategy’. UKvisas is a joint directorate of the Border and Immigration Agency and Foreign & Commonwealth Office. VEGA’s task includes assuring the integrity of the solution. Additionally, VEGA consultants conducted spot audits in several countries to check whether new procedures were being adhered to. The system roll out was completed in December 2007 and is currently processing 2.5 million applications annually.
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