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e-Gate Adopts Simultaneous Facial and fingerprint Verification

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  • Source:Border Affairs Corps
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To improve the efficiency of customs clearance, National Immigration Agency adopts simultaneous facial and fingerprint verification at e-Gate starting from March 8, 2017. After either face or fingerprint is verified successfully, travelers can clear immigration. e-Gate uses facial verification to identify travelers. If travelers fail facial verification due to hair or smile on their face, they can still use their fingerprint to pass verification and clear immigration. Since facial verification takes place before fingerprint verification, travelers may use fingerprint verification until they fail facial one.
To shorten the verification time, e-Gate adopts simultaneous facial and fingerprint verification starting from March 8, 2017. Travelers can clear immigration after either face or fingerprint is verified successfully. The whole process takes only 10 seconds, allowing travelers to enjoy convenient and fast customs clearance. Travelers having enrolled e-Gate and had their fingerprints recorded do not have to apply again; those having not had their fingerprints recorded may still pass e-Gate. To shorten the customs clearance time, they may choose to register again and have their fingerprints recorded.
For travelers having not enrolled e-Gate, nationals aged 14 or more and more than 140 cm in height may enroll with their passport and two ID cards containing their photo (such as ID Card, Health Insurance Card or Driver’s License) present at the counter of National Immigration Agency; foreigners, nationals in mainland China, and residents in Hong Kong and Macau who are aged 14 or more and qualified for residency in Taiwan with a multiple entry permit may enroll with their passport and resident certificate present at the counter of National Immigration Agency. The enrollment is free of charge.
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