S.A. - Customs and fingerprinting

Apr 25th, 2008, 04:17 PM
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S.A. - Customs and fingerprinting

Hey, do they fingerprint foreigners when arriving in South Africa from another country?
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Apr 25th, 2008, 05:38 PM
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I've never been fingerprinted in S.A.
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Apr 25th, 2008, 08:13 PM
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Would it worry you if they did?
 
Apr 25th, 2008, 10:42 PM
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That's a USA thing, isn't it? Finger printing visitors! I have no problem with it, though - get me through quick these days!
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Apr 26th, 2008, 02:52 AM
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It's also a Japanese thing.
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Apr 26th, 2008, 05:25 AM
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wouldn't bother me....but never had it done in SA
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Apr 26th, 2008, 05:30 AM
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animallover -

Hiding from someone?
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Apr 26th, 2008, 05:31 AM
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It's when they put a barcode in your neck that you need to worry!
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Apr 26th, 2008, 09:20 AM
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yes, it is also a japanese thing and it's also a british thing very shortly. and in the uk all passengers from t5 will be fingerprinted and the programme will be extended outward to all airports. i was in SA about 6 months ago and there was no fingerprinting.
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Apr 26th, 2008, 09:52 AM
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Not that I recall, but your luggage may get delayed.

I'm ready to shove any body part requested into the ink then on the blotter this July.
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Apr 29th, 2008, 12:19 PM
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not yet ;-)
 
Apr 29th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Does the US use ink when FPing visitors? In Japan, they have a simple and quick system that involves no mess, muss, or fuss (as you might expect from that nation). Just place you index fingers on the little holder, and you're done in 5 seconds.
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Apr 29th, 2008, 02:46 PM
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<<and in the uk all passengers from t5 will be fingerprinted and the programme will be extended outward to all airports.>>

in which millenium?

what price t5 managing to do anything properly, let alone match people and fingerprints accuately?
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Apr 29th, 2008, 06:46 PM
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Rizzuto,

No ink (thank God!) ..... they have a small screen where you place your fingers (index fingers) and they match up your old travel records. It's easy and fast - JFK being the best, in terms of aware/educated officers and staff.

Cheers
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Apr 30th, 2008, 02:32 AM
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i just spoke to a colleague who migrated via JFK:
migration to them almost 3,5 hrs!
obviously JFK and miami are the worst!
 
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:13 AM
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Pippa,

You mean immigration?

Bad luck to your friend!!! - i like JFK and will stick to it!

Don't know Miami, and don't intend going there!
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