Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fingerprint ID system for immigrants gets underway

THE fingerprinting of non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals migrating to Ireland is to commence tomorrow morning.

Justice minister Dermot Ahern this weekend officially signed off on the measure, which will mean legally resident immigrants – from outside the EEA (which is compris­ed of the EU states and Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) – who intend staying here for more than 90 days will have their fingerprints taken and stored in their Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) identity cards.

1 comment:

Hail Ireland ! said...

Fingerprinting should be introduced for all immigrants. We don't need other countries criminals coming to Ireland.