The green light looks to have finally been given for the European Union’s Entry/Exit Scheme (EES).

EES will replace passport stamping with an automated system to register non-EU nationals’ finger and picture biometric data.

This information will be captured on a first visit to the EU and then on each visit after that, one of each will need to be verified.

The launch date is reported to be October 6 next year – as revealed by Eurotunnel, athough EU officials have yet to officially confirm it.

Initially, it had been expected to be sorted in May this year but IT issues have led to the delay.

It is likely to mean increased processing times at ports, airports and rail terminals.

We’re anxious to find out more about EES!