Bangladeshi Must Provide Biometric Data For Umrah E-Visa

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Pilgrims from Bangladesh and four other countries must provide their biometric data, including “fingerprints,” to the authorities of Saudi to get Umrah e-Visas. The other countries are the UK, Tunisia, Kuwait and Malaysia. Saudia media reported referring to an announcement by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

Pilgrims will have to use the Saudi Visa app that allows visa registration via fingerprint and selfie biometrics. The new app delivers on a commitment made by the Saudi government late last year to allow biometric enrolment through mobile devices so pilgrims can avoid visiting visa centres in person, making the country one of the first in the world to accept biometrics by mobile for visa issuance, report gulf news.

Getting Visa Will Be Easier

Procedures for using Umrah visas electronically will be completed based on biometric details before a pilgrim arrives in the holy city of Makkah and Madina. Applicant scans their passport to confirm their identity, then submit a complete facial picture from the front camera and scan their fingerprints. This aims to ease the entry procedure through the kingdom’s port and improve the digital experience for pilgrims in line with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030, said officials.

The application is available at the play store and app store. After downloading the application user needs to register and verify the email.  After completing the verification user have to follow those steps.

Step 1: Scan the Passport

Step 2: Take a selfie for facial biometric

Step 3: Fingerprint Scan 

Step 4: Confirm and Submit teh application

Haji Registration and Management System App From M2SYS

M2SYS provides custom end-to-end turnkey solutions for all kinds of biometric projects. The Haji registration app aims to register pilgrims, maintain demographic and biometric information so that the authority can verify identities to ensure smooth and safe pilgrimages. The app features include

  •     Process visa application by confirming the applicant’s identity check
  •     Capture detailed biometric data and the ability to scan documents
  •     Check upon arrival and departure at any immigration points
  •     Scan passport to complete the visa applications process 

Benefits of Using Haji Registration App

During the Hajj and Umrah, the increases in traveller volume and international crime are putting pressure on border security personnel to modernize their security protocols to abandon manual identification checks and adopt more secure technology to prevent the fraudulent use of identity documents. Using the Haji registration app, the applicant’s biometric data can be collected during the application process, so there is no possibility of fraudulent use of identity documents. Authorities can quickly and accurately confirm traveller identity to verify that someone is who they claim to be. 

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