Fingerprints for Visas now [Archives:2003/692/Local News]

December 8 2003

The American Embassy in Sana'a announced on Dec. 3 that a new system for issuing U. S. visas will go into effect starting Dec. 13. This new system, according to the U. S. Consul Susan Alexander, makes use of the applicant's electronic fingerprints, which is considered one of the effective techniques in the fight against terrorism.
Alexander pointed out that it also comes within the framework of international efforts for improving the techniques of identifying travelers, and hinders their movements within the United States. She indicated that this system is implemented in many countries of the world.