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DHS/USCIS/PIA-048 USCIS International Biometric Processing Services


Many countries now require biometric data from individuals filing applications for immigration related benefits. Several countries have partnered with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to collect the requisite biometrics and limited biographical information on behalf of their immigration services. On behalf of the country, USCIS collects biometric and biographic information at its 138 Application Support Centers and deletes the records immediately after it receives confirmation that the partner country has received the information. USCIS previously published DHS/USCIS/PIA-048, USCIS International Visa Project, to address USCIS collection of biometric and biographic information on behalf of other countries for international visa processing. USCIS is updating, renaming, and replacing that PIA with this PIA to address expansion of the biometric services USCIS provides to partner countries. 

May 2016

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DHS/USCIS/PIA-048(a) USCIS International Biometric Processing Services - May 2016 - Appendix Update August 2018 PDF 355.68 KB
DHS/USCIS/PIA-048 - USCIS International Visa Project PDF 3.66 MB
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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