First identity cards issued to foreign nationals in Sheffield

First identity cards issued to foreign nationals in Sheffield

HOME OFFICE News Release (234/2008) issued by COI News Distribution Service. 17 December 2008

For the first time, foreign nationals in Sheffield can enrol for identity cards containing their facial image and fingerprints, the Home Secretary announced during a visit to the city today.

ID cards will securely lock foreign nationals to one identity and help businesses crack down on illegal working.

Biometric enrolment for the cards – which involves individuals having their digital photograph and fingerprints recorded – will take place at the UK Border Agency’s Vulcan House building. The Home Secretary opened the building today and met some of the 1,900 staff working there.

The Home Secretary also met staff working on the new Australian-style points system for migrant workers – which also operates from the new building. The points system is the UK’s tough new measure for managing migration to the UK.

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