Control and verification of biometric data of biometric documents (2013)


This Ad Hoc Query concerns how biometric data is verified.

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Summary

Luxembourg has submitted this query asking how Member States are applying Council Regulation (EC) No 1030/2002 of 13 June 2002 laying down a uniform format for residence permits for third-country nationals control (as amended by Regulation (EC) No 380/2008) as regards verification of the biometric data stored on the residence permit issued to third country nationals, especially in regards to the controls carried out on the basis of the biometric data stored on the chip of the residence permit.

The following questions are asked

  1. What kinds of controls are carried out when the residence permit is issued to its holder? Who is carrying out these controls? Do your national authorities compare the data stored on the residence permit to biometric features of the holder at the moment of issuing the residence permit?
  2. Do your national authorities carrying out controls at other occasions (border controls, other administrative formalities)? Who is carrying out these controls? Do your national authorities compare the data stored on the residence permit to biometric features of the holder at these controls?
  3. Which authorities have a direct access to the biometric data stored on the chip of the residence permit?

15 countries, not including Norway, responded to this query.

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