Biometric data is collected at the Nexus interview. It is a way of using a person’s unique physical characteristics to validate their identity. Nexus biometric data consists of taking digital fingerprints, an iris scan if the pass is to be used for air travel and a facial photograph; this info is stored on your Nexus card along with the other details provided on your application form. The process is non-invasive and takes a few minutes to complete. You can refuse to have the iris scan done but you cannot refuse the fingerprinting or photo.
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