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Consolidated Consular Database

Overview#

Consolidated Consular Database CCD is a United States Department of State Data warehouse that holds current and archived data from the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) domestic and post databases.

Consolidated Consular Database was created to provide Bureau of Consular Affairs a near real-time aggregate of the consular transaction activity collected domestically and at post databases.

Consolidated Consular Database is the information technology (IT) implementation that provides for a set of centralized visa and American citizen services supporting consular posts and back office functions. The three primary functions performed by Consolidated Consular Database are:

  • supporting data delivery to approved applications via industry-standard Web Service queries
  • providing users with easy-to-use data entry interfaces to Consolidated Consular Database
  • emergency recovery/restoration of post databases.

Authorized users utilize the Consolidated Consular Database Portal to view the centralized data through a rich set of reports as well as to gain access to other applications. CCD serves as a gateway to the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT). IDENT is DHS' implementation of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) technology providing automated fingerprint checking in addition to integration with other United States federal government biometric systems.

Consolidated Consular Database also serves as a gateway to the United States Department of State Facial recognition system.

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