Uganda adopts new e-Immigration solution

Uganda adopts new e-Immigration solution. Photo: African Media.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Uganda’s new e-Immigration solution is set to provide fast-track border crossing eKiosks at Entebbe Airport delivering a safer and speedier experience for passengers and strengthening homeland security.

The said e-Immigration solution uses Gemalto’s state-of-the-art fingerprint and facial recognition technology, combined with a passport scan to ensure swift and accurate identification of passengers leaving the country.

It is built on the Gemalto Visa Management System (VMS) that was first deployed in 2014 by the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC), part of Uganda’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Boosting Uganda’s ability to manage international visitors

Entebbe International Airport, servicing Uganda’s capital, Kampala, welcomed over 1.5 million travelers in 2017, and the new eKiosks will further boost its capacity to handle the growing number of business and leisure visitors heading to Uganda, a progressive east African state with a population of over 40 million. Once implementation of the e-Immigration solution is complete in 2019, passengers will enjoy the option of a rapid, self-guided pathway through border control, whilst authorities are provided with comprehensive, real-time data on departures from Uganda.

In December 2017, the VMS won the Uganda Government’s JLOS ICT Innovation Award.

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