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.
Its 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.