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Method and system to
validate periodically the visa of a foreign visitor during
the visitor's in-country stay
The following patent was granted by the US Patent Office. We've listed the application below for your information.
Below is the complete US Patent Office application describing the pending patent in more detail, which can also be downloaded as a PDF file (933KB).
You can also reference the patent online at the United States Patent office by selecting the following link: US Patent Number 7,140,535.
The patent application's contents is as follows:
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Method and system to validate periodically the visa of a foreign visitor during the visitor's in-country stay
This invention integrates with a country's customs and immigration system to keep a periodic check on visitors within the country's borders. A smartcard is created and issued to the visitor at the visitor's Port of Entry. Pertinent immigration information is embedded in the smartcard. Cryptographic technology is used with the smartcard to maintain privacy, as well as to reduce fraud and other misuse. The smartcard is used as the visitor's official identification document whilst in the country. During the visitor's stay, at specified intervals, the visitor registers with automated kiosks (i.e. a Visitor-Visa Automated Teller Machines--ATMs), which are placed at various locations within the country. The ATM kiosks are securely integrated with the customs and immigration database. On exiting the country, the smartcard is returned and is recycled with a new visitor.
Primary Examiner: Stcyr; Daniel
What is claimed:
1. A distributed customs and immigration system for authorizing a visitor's stay in a country, comprising:
g) wherein said first textual data and said second
textual data include information about said visitor's stay
in said country.
d) said preferred visitor language selection stored in
g) wherein said first computer server programs compare
said first biometric data received from said first self
service computer terminals with said second biometric data
originally entered by said visitor in an originating
b) a first unique identifier code visibly imprinted on
said smartcard and stored in said memory.
r) returning said smartcard to said immigration authority
at end of said authorized stay in said country.
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