Australian visa overseas biometric checks to be introduced

25 February 2010

Australian immigration will soon start implementation of biometric checks for Australian visa applications in ten Countries. $69 million Australian dollars will be invested over four years.

'The Australian Government had the following to say about the new Australian visa biometric requirements.

The 10 locations for the scheme have been selected on the basis of:

Australian immigration already collects data from those people in immigration detention and from protection visa applicants in Sydney and Melbourne. Australian immigration says that the use of biometrics will help in "keeping Australia's borders secure and maintaining the integrity of our migration program".