A fingerprint-alias identity test may be initiated by the inspector to verify an entrant's identity if either the entrant's documents do not match the person's visible characteristics or the documents have mismatching names.
Fingerprint tests become available from day 4. When the test is initiated, a slip is provided to be handed to the entrant. At the same time, a reference slip from the M.O.A. Identity Record database will be automatically printed out, providing the fingerprints belonging to the person whose identity is declared in the passport and any known aliases of the person.
The record displays the fingerprints and any aliases the entrant may have. If the fingerprints do not match on any document or the claimed alias cannot be verified, the inspector can identify the discrepancy between the mismatching documents in inspection mode and can choose whether or not to detain the entrant.
The following cases enable the fingerprint option:
- Person's name is inconsistent (differs in different documents).
- Photos on different documents differ or do not match the person.
- Person's physical appearance does not match a description in the access permit or identity supplement.
- Person's height does not match.
- Person claims to be arriving for asylum (Fingerprinting is mandatory on all asylum-seekers per immigration protocol).
If identity supplements are required, their thumbprints should be checked against the entrant's fingerprints. A mismatch can occur and is grounds for detention or denial.