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Fingerprint Registration System for Foreigners Set

Posted April. 04, 2009 09:35,   


Foreigners who enter Korea will have their fingerprints registered from July at the earliest, the Justice Ministry said yesterday.

At a meeting of the heads of organizations on entry to and from the country, the ministry said, “At a time when the number of foreign residents and visitors has exceeded 1.16 million, the establishment of a system to prevent foreign crimes is needed.”

“It’s assumed that about 2,000 foreigners enter Korea every year with forged passports.”

The ministry plans to submit a revised bill on the immigration control law to the National Assembly by June.