U.S. Embassy fingerprinting visa applicants

  • 2003-10-30
  • By Justin Petrone
TALLINN - As part of its efforts to curb international terrorists from infiltrating the country, the United States has started taking fingerprints of all visa applicants. Applicants at the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn are now required to put their right and left index fingers above an inkless electronic device that scans and saves them in a database. The visa application fee will remain at $100 regardless of the upgrade.Having a database of fingerprints – or "biometric identifiers" – is part of a wide-reaching effort to halt international terrorists and criminals. Many of the Sept. 11, 200...
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