Navigation Links
DHS Begins Test of Biometric Exit Procedures at Two U.S. Airports
Date:5/28/2009

Next step toward deploying biometric exit procedures for international travelers

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today began collecting biometrics - digital fingerprints and photographs - from non-U.S. citizens departing the United States as part of a pilot program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Since 2004, biometrics have helped DHS prevent the use of fraudulent documents, protect visitors from identity theft and stop thousands of criminals and immigration violators from entering the United States.

"Collecting biometrics allows us to determine faster and more accurately whether non-U.S. citizens have departed the United States on time or remained in the country illegally," said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. "The pilot programs in Atlanta and Detroit will help us determine and develop standard procedures for use at airports across the country to expedite legitimate travel and enhance our nation's security."

Non-U.S. citizens leaving the United States from Detroit and Atlanta airports should expect to have their biometrics collected before boarding their flights. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will collect biometrics at the boarding gate from non-U.S. citizens departing from Detroit; U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers will collect biometrics at security checkpoints from non-U.S. citizens departing from Atlanta. These pilots are expected to continue through early July.

US-VISIT plans to begin implementing new biometric exit procedures based on these pilots for non-U.S. citizens departing the United States by air within the next year.

Non-U.S. citizens departing the United States from all other ports of entry will continue to follow current exit procedures, which require travelers to return their paper Form I-94 (Arrival-Departure Record) or Form I-94W (for Visa Waiver Program travelers) to an airline or ship representative.

Since 2004, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have collected biometrics from most non-U.S. citizens between the ages of 14 and 79, with some exceptions, when they apply for visas or arrive at U.S. ports of entry. US-VISIT has simultaneously worked to create a congressionally mandated automated biometric exit capability, which these pilots will test.

US-VISIT provides biometric identification services to federal, state and local agencies. In collaboration with CBP and TSA, it is leading the testing and deployment efforts for biometric exit procedures.

For more information on US-VISIT, please visit www.dhs.gov/us-visit.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Vaxart Begins Animal Testing of H1N1 Flu Vaccine Candidate
2. Advanced Life Sciences Common Stock Begins Trading on OTC Bulletin Board
3. Shire begins the year with a strong performance
4. Inimex Pharmaceuticals begins First Clinical Study of an Innate Defense Regulator
5. NanoLogix Begins Construction of Production Facility for Medical Test Kits
6. Groundbreaking Research Begins for Pancreatic and Lung Cancers
7. Phase III Trial Begins for GAMMAGARD LIQUID Plus rHuPH20 in Primary Immunodeficiency Patients
8. Irvine Dermatologist Begins In-office Clinical Studies -- Nissan Pilest, MD Combines Multi-Use Botox in Laser Resurfacing Clinical Studies
9. Alimera Sciences Begins Pilot Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Iluvien(TM) in Patients With Bilateral Geographic Atrophy Due to AMD
10. SemBioSys begins phase I/II trial of insulin produced in plant seeds
11. Halozyme Therapeutics Begins Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Insulin With rHuPH20 in Type 1 Diabetic Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016   Boston Biomedical , an industry ... to target cancer stemness pathways, announced that its ... Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug ... including gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. Napabucasin is an ... cancer stemness pathways by targeting STAT3, and is ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... SANTA MONICA, Calif. , June 23, 2016  The Prostate Cancer ... to pioneer increasingly precise treatments and faster cures for prostate cancer. Members of ... 77 institutions across 15 countries. Read More About the ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... In a new case report published ... how a patient who developed lymphedema after being treated for breast cancer benefitted from ... the paradigm for dealing with this debilitating, frequent side effect of cancer treatment. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ClinCapture, the ... Convention Center and will showcase its product’s latest features from June 26 to ... a scientific poster on Disrupting Clinical Trials in The Cloud during the conference. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/2/2016)... LONDON , June 2, 2016 ... Systems, Manned Platforms, Unmanned Systems, Physical Infrastructure, Support & ... intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of ... that this market will generate revenues of $17.98 billion ... Systems acquired DVTEL Inc, a leader in software and ...
(Date:5/16/2016)... NEW YORK , May 16, 2016   ... authentication solutions, today announced the opening of an IoT ... to strengthen and expand the development of embedded ... provides an unprecedented level of convenience and security with ... to authenticate one,s identity aside from DNA. EyeLock,s platform ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... India , April 28, 2016 ... Infosys (NYSE: INFY ), and Samsung SDS, a ... that will provide end customers with a more secure, ... services.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/589162 ) , ... services, but it also plays a fundamental part in enabling ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):