U.S Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) new process called Biometric Exit is being considered in America for all travellers who hold a foreign visa.
As well as their passport, travellers would be expected to have a passport regulation photo taken immediately before boarding.
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Using a database of images, this can be checked to confirm their identity.
It can then be matched with their photo as part of their visa and determines whether they are illegally in the country.
There is currently no way for border security to know if a visitor in the US has left the country despite their visa running out.
With Biometric Exit, CBP can cross-reference the images with the Department of State records which includes photos of US citizens.
Just under half a million foreign visitors are reported to still be in the US despite their visa having expired.
This new security measure could reduce
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