What is the process for visitors with visas exiting the US?
On January 5, 2004, the US-VISIT program office began a pilot test of departure confirmation systems, beginning with an automated exit kiosk. When leaving the country from certain ports, visitors with visas will ‘check out’ at an automated self-service kiosk, located within the secure area of major international airports or seaports, where visitors with visas will scan their travel documents and repeat the digital “fingerscanning” process on the inkless device. If additional assistance is needed, a US-VISIT attendant will be available to assist with the ‘fingerscanning” and document scanning process. In 2004, US-VISIT will pilot several alternatives for exit and after an evaluation, select the most effective process.