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first-line check [1 record]

Record 1 2013-07-18


Subject field(s)
  • Customs and Excise
  • National and International Security

The first-line check includes a document check and verification, and checks against national watch-lists and/or other databases containing pre-processed information i.e. visa and passport data. States may also conduct further questioning associated with the purpose and duration of stay. Interaction at this stage will result in a decision to allow the traveller to proceed, or that he or she should be subjected to secondary checks.


  • Douanes et accise
  • Sécurité nationale et internationale


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