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US-VISIT

Did you know that you could request your photos and information obtained from all trips where you enter the US?

Let me explain, when you enter the US you are required to go through biometric screening. You will divulge such information as name, date of birth, gender, and travel document information that will all be stored with the govt.

This is all part of the US-VISIT program.

Each entry includes your personal Fingerscan Identification Number, a unique Encounter ID, name, date of birth, gender, nationality, travel document type and number, and information about when, where and for what reason your fingerprints were scanned. A few entries may also contain height, weight, eye color, and hair color.

You can request this information through a Freedom of Information Act request.

State that you are seeking a copy of the photograph that was taken as part of the US-VISIT biometric procedure when you arrived in (destination) on (date), (flight details – to and from).

It would be quite amazing to see some of my photos. I’m sure I looked groggy in some of them.

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