130,000 people have already registered since its trial run, and the National Immigration Agency (NIA) expects the number to grow to one million by the end of next year. According to NIA, passengers interested in using the system can register at automated counters found at strategic locations at the airports.
Passengers are required to present a valid passport and a recognised identification card in order to register. The process involves two simple procedures: the scanning of the passenger’s passport followed by verification of biometric data – which takes about less than three minutes to accomplish.
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The E-gates will operate in conjunction with the NIA’s Advance Passenger Information System, launched on a trial basis in September, through which immigration officers can screen passenger information ahead of time.
With this system, the agency receives information from participating airlines after passengers check in, allowing it to check its databanks and identify wanted criminal suspects trying to leave the country. Since the system’s inauguration, a number of suspected criminals have been intercepted and arrested .futuregov.asia