Immigration trial at JFK T7.

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  • rferguson

    The US immigration authorities and BA are trialling technology to speed up entry into the US for passengers that have entered previously.

    There was a ‘soft launch’ today and going forward the trial will only involve one flight – BA117. If it is successful, it will be further rolled out.

    The main driver behind the new process is facial recognition technology. The US CBP builds a gallery of expected passengers from a particular flight based on data from previous CBP admissions, airlines, visas and US passports. As a passenger approached an immigration booth their image is captured and matched to one held in the CBP gallery of expected passengers.

    There is no need to swipe the matched passengers passport or take fingerprints.

    Fingers crossed it will be a success and eventually rolled out much wider.


    This is being trialled at MIA, as well. Anything that can improve entry to the US would be a huge help!

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