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Can you be identified by fingerprints everywhere you travel?

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For example, if you go to India and get fingerprinted but then try to go to Paris years later . Can the immigration or customs know that you’ve been to India as soon as they take your fingerprints?

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Many countries share data with each other, so yes, it is possible to identify travel history using biometrics and travel documents. 

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10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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I’m always interested when (why) people ask questions like this...


as above, many authorities share data. A great example is that those living in the US who need U.K. visas actually do the biometrics for those at USCIS ASCs, and sign an explicit acknowledgment that the two countries will share the biodata. Of course you don’t need to acknowledge anything for authorities to share info. A big part of immigration authorities taking fingerprints (and, increasingly, facial recognition data) is precisely to circumvent those attempting to use different passports, identities etc to evade authorities/hide travel history/etc.


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