• Biometric Passport Requirement for Visa Waiver Program Countries Deadline Extended
  • September 1, 2004 | Authors: Kelly M. Fortier; Jose A. Olivieri
  • Law Firm: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP - Milwaukee Office
  • President Bush recently signed a bill to extend by one year the requirement that Visa Waiver Program ("VWP") countries include biometric identifiers in passports. The requirement for VWP travelers to have biometric information such as photographs and digital fingerprints included in their passports was set to begin on October 26, 2004. After October 26, 2005, new passports issued by VWP countries must be biometrically enabled.