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Fingerprint checks at UK airports from Monday

British immigration authorities are introducing fingerprint checks at the border for Indian and other passengers with biometric UK visas, entry clearances and identity cards for foreign nationals from Monday.

world Updated: Nov 29, 2009 16:59 IST

British immigration authorities are introducing fingerprint checks at the border for Indian and other passengers with biometric UK visas, entry clearances and identity cards for foreign nationals from Monday.

On arrival in the United Kingdom, these passengers will have their fingerprints scanned at border control in addition to the normal checks.

The fingerprints will then be checked against those the passenger gave when they applied.

The checks will verify that the passenger entering the United Kingdom is the same person who gave their biometrics when they applied for their visa, an official spokesman said.