Capturing biometric data for law enforcement and civil enrollment
The U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has awarded its new Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to IDEMIA to use IDEMIA’s LiveScan technology for identity verification.
As the key government agency responsible for processing immigration applications in the United States, USCIS awarded IDEMIA with a contract to replace the existing LiveScan technology and provides the option to introduce document authentication systems and check-in kiosks at Application Support Centers (ASCs) for the first time. The contract includes operations and maintenance support and will facilitate USCIS’ goals of improving efficiency and accuracy of biometric data, preventing fraud while meeting Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) image quality standards through 2027. Applicant fingerprint images are electronically captured and submitted to the FBI and the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM).
This award demonstrates our market leading position in pioneering innovative edge biometric solutions to support federal agencies in their vital missions. Our newest generation LiveScan will enhance the secure identity authentication process allowing for a more efficient and streamlined applicant experience.
Donnie Scott, Chief Executive Officer of IDEMIA Identity & Security North America
IDEMIA LiveScan systems are currently deployed in 130 USCIS ASCs located across the United States and four U.S. territories namely Saipan, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, as well as in USCIS Field Operations and Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations (RAIO) Directorates.