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Old Nov 19, 16, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
Refering to the bolded part of your post, the pre-registration was only for the non-biometric passports. For quite a significant number of years now, all passport delivered in France were directly compatible with the system without need for additional registration (your fingerprints are taken during the passport demand process). So I am not sure anyone needs a registration now.
Registration is not needed for French biometric passport, but it is required for other EU nationals. I believe that is because Parafe use fingerprint recognition rather than face recognition that can be directly used on any EU biometric passport.

Many European airports have installed e-gates with facial recognition for all EU biometric passports. LHR now has them for a year, so it is not restricted to UK nationals (was when Iris was the system), AMS, FRA but also smaller airports like BRU, LIS, ...

France will be years late.

Face recognition still requires an agent to be ready to deal with problems. Typically, there is one agent for 4 e-gates. That still helps the staffing issue dramatically. But maintenance , which is not a French strong point, has to be performed efficiently.
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