The Interior Ministry has announced its plan to enhance border and state security by implementing biometric technology at all border crossing points.
As part of this strategy, individuals over the age of 18, including both nationals and expatriates, will be subject to biometric scanning, which includes fingerprints, face recognition, and eye scanning, upon entering the country. This new technology will be specifically applied to entrants.
Biometric technology has evolved significantly over the years and has become a vital tool in enhancing security measures.
It utilizes unique physical or behavioral characteristics of individuals to accurately verify their identity. By incorporating biometric scanning at border crossings, the Interior Ministry aims to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of identity verification processes, ensuring a higher level of security.
To facilitate the implementation of biometric scanning, the ministry has established four centers in Al-Jahra, Ali Sabah Al-Salem, Gharb Mishref, and Farwaniya.
These centers serve as registration points for travelers who wish to provide their biometric data before their journey, streamlining the process and minimizing delays at the border.
The introduction of biometric technology at border crossing points reflects the commitment of the Interior Ministry to leverage the latest advancements in technology for strengthening border security.
By utilizing biometric data, such as fingerprints, face recognition, and eye scanning, authorities can accurately verify the identity of individuals entering the country, contributing to a safer and more secure environment for all.