"Biometrics provides better tools which allow Immigration to confirm an individual’s identity and protect New Zealand’s border," Dr Coleman said.
"The changes will protect people from identity theft and prevent the misuse of passports or visas by fraudsters and criminals. A further benefit is that the new technology will speed up visa application processing, as we are more readily able to confirm who we’re dealing with."
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Immigration New Zealand goes biometric
New Zealand's immigration authorities have announced the introduction of new biometric technology to bolster border security and assist with visa processing times (VisaBureau.com via @Allevate)