Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration at the Department of Law and Human Rights, locally known as Imigrasi, has announced the rollout of a biometric border control system at 27 of the country’s air and sea ports.
The system, rolled out by SITA, will be used for additional checking of watch lists, verification of passports, visas and permits, and integration of visa issue.
The system, known as SITA iBorders, will capture biometric fingerprints and facial images from travellers.
"This new primary line clearance system from SITA significantly raises the level of security at Indonesia’s international borders,” says Erwin Azis, director of Immigration Information Systems, Imigrasi. “The use of biometrics adds an extra element to the identification and verification of arrivals. We can now be confident that people match passports.”
According to SITA, the first airport, Adisucipto International Airport serving Yogyakarta in Java, has just gone live with the system and the remaining ports will be up and running by June. When the rollout is complete more than 300 workstations across 27 air and sea ports will be live and will process the majority of Indonesia’s approximately 20 million passenger movements across its international borders.
SITA says the Imigrasi solution uses components of ita new iBorders BioThenticate product suite, which has been launched at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Brussels. This new platform is designed specifically for the airport environment. It seamlessly integrates biometric identity management into all aspects of passenger processing at airports, including secure self-service check-in, bag drop and boarding. It also integrates with airport security, terminal access control, immigration and other border management functions. The result is that a passenger using a single biometric credential, such as a smartcard or ePassport, can check-in, pass through security, pass through immigration, and board the aircraft, verifying their identity at each step of the journey.
In addition, governments can use iBorders BioThenticate to combine real-time capture of biometric identity with intelligent analysis of airline passenger data.