Biometric Standards – Requirements and Information for Partners and their Suppliers

Document Information

GSC Classification OFFICIAL
Access Policy Managed Access
Reference bps18749-2017-07
Alt. Reference
Home Office Biometrics S001
Document Status Review Status
Primary Classification
Author Organisation Home Office Biometrics
Sponsor OrganisationHome Office Biometrics
Trustee NPTC Standards Working Group,

Copyright Notice Copyright (c) 2016 National Police Technology Council (NPTC) group and the persons identified as the document authors. All rights reserved.


The purpose of this standard is to provide details of the biometric interchange and image standards that must be adhered to by Partner organisations and their Suppliers that need to communicate with the back end biometric matching systems governed by the Home Office Biometrics (HOB) programme. (Note that the current HOB systems covered in this document are the HOB Biometric Services Gateway (BSG), Home Office “Immigration and Asylum Biometric System” (IABS) and national police fingerprint system, “IDENT1”.)


The usage scenarios for bps18749-2017-07 have not been documented yet.

Normative References

bps18749-2017-07 link




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