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The Automated Biometric Identification System

Overview#

The Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) is the central United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) system for Government Data Store and processing of biometric and associated biographic information for:

The Automated Biometric Identification System appears to use the same data as US-VISIT.

Biometric data: #

Biographic data#

  • (1) full name (i.e., first, middle, last, nicknames, and aliases)
  • Date Of Birth (DOB)
  • gender
  • signature
  • personal identifiers including:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Number (FNU), Fingerprint Identification Number (FIN), National Unique Identification Number (NUIN); and
  • personal physical details, such as
    • height
    • weight
    • eye color
    • and hair color
  • identifiers for citizenship and nationality, including person-centric details, such as:
    • country of birth
    • country of citizenship, and nationality
  • derogatory information (DI),11 if applicable
    • including wants and warrants,
    • KSTs
    • sexual offender registration
    • immigration violations
    • IDENT watchlist status information
    • miscellaneous officer comment information;
  • document information and identifiers (e.g., passport and visa data; document type; document number; and country of issuance);
  • current and historic whereabouts.
  • Encounter data:
    • transaction identifier data
    • such as sending organization
    • timestamp
    • workstation
  • reason fingerprinted, such as
    • entry
    • visa application
    • credentialing application
    • apprehension
  • and any available encounter information, including an IDENT-generated encounter identification number (EID).

More Information#

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