Biometrics can provide an automated means for identification of an individual or verification of a claimed identity. It will provide law enforcement a means to enhance its identification capabilities. It has proven to be effective in many applications outside law enforcement. It is being employed in a number of diverse applications to make this possible. Biometrics will not solve the issue of large scale economic migration. Biometrics are categorized into physical and behavioral biometrics. It is typically passive and designed to be safe to use. It is a technology which uses physiological or behavioral characteristics to identify or verify a person. It is intrinsic physical characteristics used to identify individuals. Biometrics are data obtained from a person based on his or her physiological or behavioral characteristics.