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DHS/USCIS/PIA-048 - USCIS International Visa Project

Many countries now require biometric data from individuals filing visa applications. Several international allies have partnered with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to collect the requisite biometrics and limited biographical information on behalf of their countries. USCIS will collect biometric and biographical information and delete the records immediately after a confirmation that the partnering country has received the information. USCIS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to discuss the privacy risks and mitigations associated with processing information on behalf of another country.

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