January 19th, 2006

coolmanwithcoffee

[business,link] 'Paperless' system set for U.S. visa applications

'Paperless' system set for visa applications

The Bush administration announced plans yesterday for a "paperless" U.S. visa application system that will enable foreigners to apply for visas electronically and use digital video technology to conduct remote interviews.

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A senior State Department official said the "biggest technological challenge" of the remote video interviews is collecting fingerprints — a requirement since 2003.

Via lyapustin.