Picture : Digital fingerprinting at time of interview
The scanned fingerprint data collected at time of visa application will be compared with fingerprint scans at the U.S. port of entry to prevent the use of U.S. visas by imposters and by those wanted for more serious offenses.
This is a worldwide program and has already been implemented in more than 150 U.S. Consular sections around the world.
This program is not targeted at any country or region. All United States visa issuing posts will be collecting fingerprint data by October 26, 2004, complementing the U.S.-VISIT program in which nearly all visitors to the United States, including those from countries eligible for the visa waiver program, have their fingerprints and photograph taken at the airport on arrival in the U.S.
If you already hold a visa, you need not come to the consulate for finger printing. You may travel as long as your visa is valid.