Introduction of human biometric technology: Fingerprints allowed to be retained by the new Exit and Entry Administration Law in China

By | June 28, 2013

The new Exit and Entry Administration Law in China was recently passed by the 27th meeting of the 11th NPC Standing Committee, and will be effective on July 1, 2013. The new law pays more attention to the service in the management of foreigners leaving or entering into China. Improvements have been witnessed on field of immigration, foreign entry and exit management, rights protection and introduction of human biometric technology.

According to Article 30, paragraph 2 of the new Exit and Entry Administration Law in China, those who would like to apply for residence permits in China shall submit passport or other international travel documents, as well as fingerprints and other biometric information on the human body. This means that, starting from July 1, and the collection of biological fingerprint information for applying for residence permits in China has a legal basis.

Source: China.com.cn

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