USVISIT Fingerprints and Photographs of Visa Holders Begin in January 2004
Visa holders entering the United States or returning after visits abroad now must be fingerprinted and photographed before entering the country. The Department of Homeland Security launched the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (“USVISIT”) program, a new entry-exit registration program, at 115 airports and 14 seaports (those with cruise ships) on January 5, 2004. Land border processing is scheduled to be introduced in phases through 2006. View full article (PDF).