Senior Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) officials have confirmed that Jamaica will add facial recognition capability to its ePassport and border processes.PICA CEO Jennifer McDonald told local media this week that the feature was initially introduced at the 15 immigration kiosks installed at the Norman Manley International Airport, in Kingston, and the Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay, reported the Jamaica Information Service.A decision was subsequently taken to expand and incorporate it in the passport production process.”One of the primary reasons for this is to reduce (the possibility of) double identity. It really serves to protect the identity of the citizen, because the worst thing you want is to come to renew your passport and be told that it has been renewed already, because someone stole your identity,” she explained.McDonald said the project is in the final stages of implementation, and is expected to be completed by the end of the 2015/16 fiscal year in March.Meanwhile, she also noted that an average of 20 per cent of the over two million passengers passing through Jamaica's two international airports annually are now processed using the 15 automated immigration kiosks at both locations.