Refugee and Deportation System (RAD)

The phenomenon of forced migration both internally and beyond its borders, is a classical example of a refugee producing country.

RADPutting an end to years of international isolation and providing recognition of refugee producing countries, the United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees was signed by member countries. These international conventions required countries to formally recognize and provide protection to people classified as refugees. These laws become effective and continue to be a countrys primary piece of legislation governing asylum seekers and refugees in the country. The Refugee and Deportation system (RAD), provides the framework, tools and solutions for coping with these events and handling effectively the legislation respecting the governed laws of the specific countries.

The BioCap Deportation and Refugee System centre consists of a central system that functions as the Refugee Population Register (RPR). The central system can interface with the Smartcard Card Management Systems (CMS) and a PKI to produce Smart ID cards. It can also interface with the AFIS system to retrieve and check biometric data and secure the integrity of the central register.

Refugee smart cards can be produced centrally or decentralized and distributed to the different refugee offices. The system provides an interface with the Visa and Entry Stop list system as part of the Movement Control System (MCS) to determine if the person has been listed, thus preventing the person from entering the country at a port of entry or border crossing point.

Unlimited amount of local sites can connect to the central site, and these sites can service an unlimited amount of workstations. In addition, the system can be accessed by various authorities related to this process via a web based interface to view and amend information.

As the system is distributed with a central repository, it allows both immigration and deportation to effectively control movements of people at all border crossings, and also prohibit unlawful persons from entering the country, thereby increasing the efficiency of the corresponding departments in charge.


• SOA multi tier architecture.
• Truly scalable and distributable.
• Advanced database replication over multiple sites.
• Robust J2EE server side.
• Web service communication.
• Hardware independent.
• Complex workflow orchestration.

Very advanced management for user, service, identity, role, site, workstation and workflow.

Service Selection
Dynamic multi service support with independent modules and business logic

Database Lookup

Provides search and query functionality for existing stored data both textual & biometric.

Demographics Capture

Customized according to customer requirements. Dropdown list boxes for fast data selection from catalogues and field data validation for QA and operator guidance.

Signature Capture

Dynamic cropping and resizing of signature image according to ICAO specs for specific document types and sizing conventions. Output formats include JPG, BMPand JPEG2000.

Face Capture and QA

Live face capture with QA (dynamic and static), face and eye finder, automatic cropping, rotating and overall QA according to ISO and ICAO standards and recommendation. Output formats include JPG, BMP and JPEG2000.

Fingerprint Capture and QA
Live fingerprint capture with QA, reliable and unreliable minutiae’s, core and delta, ridge flow count, segmentation, sequence check, authenticity check, NFIQ value, etc. and auto take and anomalies support. For single , dual and 4-4-2 scanners. Output formats include BMP, WSQ and JPEG2000.

Iris Capture and QA (Optional)

Live iris capture with QA and image preview. Output formats include JPG, BMP, JPEG2000.

Palm Capture and QA (Optional)
Right palm, left palm, left and right writer palm. Output formats include BMP, WSQ, JPG and JPEG2000.

Voice and Video Interview
Recording multimedia conversations with the applicants for future use and reference in the decision making process. A set of predefined mandatory questions is established to comprehensively manage the interview process.

All supporting documents that are part of an application can be scanned with flatbed scanners and linked to the transaction and the data record in the register.

Summary and Receipt

Displays all captured data on a summary view that can be stored and printed together with a barcoded receipt.

Permit and Smartcard Personalization
Temporary permits are generated, validated, printed, issued and recorded. Smartcards can be printed with an interface to the PKI.

Issuing Documents
It supports the scanning of receipts, complete data retrieval including storage information, biometric 1:1 matching and 1:n matching, recording of the issuance and update of the register with the current status.

AFIS and Face Recognition Interface
Biometric interfaces assure the integrity of the register at all times thru 1:n matching engines and deliver identity validation in various steps of the overall process.

Powerful Management
Fully integrated management for all entities and decision making bodies within the nationwide system for an end-to-end process.

The refugee system manages the entire process of asylum seekers from the moment that they apply for such status until a final decision is made whether to grant or deny such request.

Refugee Screening
The main objective of this application is to capture the basic required information from the asylum seeker to verify if he or she can be admitted in the process.

• Capture and QA of biometric information (Face, Fingerprints and Signature).
• Verification and capture of mandatory documents (A4 forms).
• Verification if the person is a repeat offender.
• Verification if person is a minor.
• Capture of initial demographic data.
• Schedule of interview date and time, assign interpreter (if required), assign official to conduct interview.
• Summary of data captured.
• Queries and reports.

Detailed Interview Process
Provides functions to record an extensive interview for the asylum seeker where additional detailed information will be captured and added to the existing record created during screening process.

• Applicant identity verification using fingerprints.
• Record interview.
• Capture additional demographics.
• Verification of country of origin.
• Print temporary permit.
• Queries and reports.

Adjudication Process (AP) ◊

This is the most complex of all the workflows part of the refugee system and deals with the entire process of making a final decision based on the captured information if a person qualifies for asylum or not.

AP - Second Interview

Records a second interview and captures additional relevant data for the process.

• Applicant identity verification using fingerprints.
• Record second interview.
• Capture additional information during interview.
• Verify and confirm captured data.

AP - Initial Status Decision

This process is done by a supervisor that can grant or deny the asylum status of an applicant based on all information captured in the previous steps.

• Entire revision of applicant data.
• Legal verification of applicable laws.
• Initial decision to grant or deny status.
• Print letter of rejection or approval.

AP - Appeal Decision

In case the status has been denied in the previous step, the applicant can appeal such decision to a higher committee. This application initiates the appeal process and forward such appeal to the committee with all relevant data.

• Appeal information and details.
• Prints appeal registration.
• Captures additional documents.
• Modify status of applicant.

AP - Extend Temporary Permit

This application allows a user to extend the validity of the temporary permit in case of applicant is still waiting for final decision of his/her status.

• Applicant identity verification using fingerprints.
• Retrieval all required information.
• Prints new temporary permit with period extension.
• Update applicant permit.

AP - Legal Action Against the Authorities

In case of the asylum status has been rejected the applicant can still take legal actions against the authorities as a final resource.

• Applicant identity verification using fingerprints.
• Register legal action.
• Captures of complain reasons.
• Captures of additional legal documents.
• Change the applicant status.

AP - Applicant Status Administration and Final Decision
After the legal action has been resolved, using this application the final status of an applicant is recorded.

• Provide final status.
• Confirmation of status.
• Capture supporting documents.
• Print approval or rejection letter.
• In case of rejection forward applicant to Deportation System.

AP - Print ID Card

In case of an application has been finally approved, an ID card is printed and given to the person.

• Retrieve applicant information.
• Send data to personalization system.
• Personalize ID card.
• Issue ID card.
• Close entire Refugee process.

AP - Reporting and Statistics
This application provides a set of pre defined reports for the entire system. Reports cover all areas of the system, including audit, applications, applicants etc.

The main purpose of the deportation system is to manage the entire process of a person from the time he is arrested until he is finally deported to its country of origin. In this process all possible status and scenarios are handle as well as all exceptional cases. The system provides for every step of the process the respective applications and workflows.


Performs the initial live data capture process and verifications.

• Biometrics enrolment (Fingerprints, Facial image and Signature).
• Basic demographics capture.
• Capture of supporting documents.
• Verification for repeat offender.

Provides additional data capture plus identity and origin verification.

• Capture of extended demographics data.
• Identity verification.
• Recording of interview to determine correct nationality.

Belongings Management
This function allows to manage the belongings of the different persons accepted in the detention centre that have been through the admission process.

• Book in belongings.
• Book out belongings.
• Inventory reports and query.

Personalization of Temporary ID Cards ◊
Once a detainee is admitted in the detention centre a temporary ID card is personalized for the person.

• Print temporary ID card.
• QA temporary ID card.
• Issuing of temporary ID card.

Temporary Exits

This function records and tracks all temporary exits of detainees from the detention centre.

• Handling of hospitalizations.
• Handling of visits to embassies.
• Visits to court.
• Capture of supporting documents.
• Queries and reports.

Recording of Riots
In case of a riot inside the detention centre, this application allows to provide detailed information about the riot.

• Riot management.
• Participants in riots.
• Riot reports and query.

Detainee Administration
This application allows the management of the different status of a detainee until he's finally deported.

• Status modification.
• Status confirmation.
• Capture of supporting documents.

Extension of Detention

This application allows you to manage the extension of the period of stay of a detainee in the detention centre.

• Handling of legal detention period.
• Modifications to period of detention.
• Confirmation of modifications to period of detention.
• Capture supporting documents.
• Reports and queries.

Visitor Management

This application manages visitors to detainees in the detention centre.

• Visitor enrolment.
• Visitor identity verification.
• Visitor association to detainees.
• Reports and queries.

Financial Expenditure Service
This application tracks all expenses that are associated to a certain detainee in the detention centre.

• Detainee query.
• Detailed input of expenses associated to detainees (transportation, accommodation, etc.).
• Cost of deportation process.
• Queries and reports.

Detainee Investigation
If any criminal act that requires an investigation is committed inside the deportation centre by any detainee, this application allows tracking of that investigation.

• Detainee query.
• Investigation of information from witnesses.
• Investigation results and confirmation.
• Modification and confirmation of detainee status.
• Scan of supporting documents.

Legal Action
In case a legal action must be conducted for a detainee, this application allows managing the details of the process and persons involved.

• Reasons for legal action.
• Assign legal representative.
• Results of legal action.
• Detainee status modification.

Transport Arrangements
Manages transportation for detainees when they are released from the detention centre.

• Record of transportation.
• Cost of transportation.
• Transport responsible.
• Assign detainees to transport.
• Queries and reports.

Escort Arrangements

Manages escorts assigned to transports and/or detainees temporary exits

• Record escort.
• Escort verification.
• Assign escort to transport or detainee.
• Escort enrolment and identity verification.
• Queries and reports.

Handling of Deaths
Manages the case where a detainee dies inside the deportation centre or in hospital.

• Handling of status change.
• Capture supporting documents.
• Details of death.
• Queries and reports.

Handling of Escapees
This application handles when a detainee escapes the detention centre or during an temporary visit.

• Details of the escape.
• Report to police.
• Status modification and recording.
• Queries and reports.

Release for Criminals ◊

In the event that the detainee is released because he is a repeat offender or has committed any criminal act and is released to the police.

• Details of the release.
• Escorting officers.
• Transport arrangements.
• Queries and reports.

Release of Detainees ◊

This application handles the process of the release (NON DEPORTATION) of a detainee from the detention centre.

• Reason for the release.
• Capture of supporting documents.
• Confirmation of the release.
• Release arrangements.

Deportation Administration

Handles the process when a detainee is finally deported from the country.

• Detainee identity verification.
• Transport arrangements.
• Escort handling.
• Destroy temporary ID Card.
• Notification from point of exit (Feedback from border control point confirming exit).
• Queries and reports.
• Body list (group of detainees).

Reporting and statistics

This applications provides a set of pre defined reports for the entire system. Reports cover all areas of the system, including audit, deportation process, personal data, etc.

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