China News Service, Hong Kong, November 30. The Immigration Department (Immigration Department) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced on the 30th that it will launch a non-touch self-service immigration inspection service for Hong Kong residents on December 1. ), citizens can take the lead in using the service at Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Shenzhen Bay Control Point.
The Immigration Department believes that the relevant measures will provide citizens with faster, more convenient and sanitary immigration inspection services.
According to information released by the Information Service of the Special Administrative Region Government on the 30th, Hong Kong residents who are 11 years of age or older who can use the self-service immigration inspection service ("e-channel") are eligible to register for the "non-touch e-channel" service. 11 Eligible Hong Kong residents aged to 17 must register with the consent of the father or mother or legal guardian.
According to reports, eligible Hong Kong residents can use a smartphone with biometric authentication technology to download the "non-touch e-channel" mobile application of the Immigration Department for registration.
After successful registration, they can use the program to generate an encrypted QR code to enter the "e-channel", and then cooperate with facial recognition technology to verify their identity to go through the immigration inspection procedures without touching any shared equipment of the "e-channel" in the process.
In addition to the above registration methods, eligible Hong Kong residents can also register directly at the "non-touch e-channel" (only applicable to persons aged 18 or above) or in person at any "e-channel" registration office.
Registered Hong Kong residents can use their smart ID cards to enter the "e-channel" and use facial recognition technology to self-service immigration clearance procedures.
In addition, citizens can still choose to continue to use fingerprint recognition technology for self-service customs clearance, or use traditional counters to go through immigration inspection procedures.