10-Fingerprint Collection to Become Norm
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now collecting additional fingerprints from international visitors arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles). The change is part of DHS’s upgrade from two- to 10-fingerprint collection in order to enhance security and fingerprint matching accuracy. Dulles became the first port of entry to collect additional fingerprints from visitors on November 29, 2007. Nine other ports of entry will begin 10-fingerprint collection during the next few months, and the 278 remaining ports will begin this process by the end of 2008. Read Notice.