Biometric enrolment machines unveiled in Qatar airport

Kiosks can scan residents’ eyes and fingerprints

Biometric enrolment kiosks have been introduced at the departure and arrival lounges in Qatar’s Hamad International Airport for ABC eGate users who have not activated their biometric data.

The self-service machines can scan Qatar residents’ eyes and fingerprints in less than a minute.

The biometric activation kiosks have been installed because most residents have been registered in the database with only eye-print or fingerprint, but not both.

The activation office will work round the clock and a technician will be available to help passengers if they have any difficulty in updating their data.

Launched last year, the ABC eGate service can be accessed by expatriates and their children aged over 18 years with their ID cards.

Qatar  intends to increase the number of ABC eGates to 35 in both the lounges.

In addition to updating the biometric data, passengers can verify the validity of ID, passport, Residence permit and driving license through the self-service kiosks.

In April 2016, Hamad International Airport unveiled a new program to become a ‘smart airport’ by integrating the latest self-service technologies.

N.B. Image credit: Qatar Ministry of Interior

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State of Qatar Ministry of Interior

Hamad International (DOH)