Automated Biometric Identification System


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:

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).


Government Surveillance

More Information#

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