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This paper proposes the intelligent immigration control system that authorizes the traveler through immigration and detects forged passports by using automatic recognition of passport codes, the passport photo and face verification. The proposed system extracts and deskewes the areas of passport codes from the passport image. This paper proposes the novel ART algorithm creating the adaptive clusters to the variations of input patterns and it is applied to the extracted code areas for the code recognition. After compensating heuristically the recognition result, the detection of forged passports is achieved by using the picture and face verification between the passport photo extracted from the passport image and the picture retrieved from the database based on the recognized codes. Due to the proposed ART algorithm and the heuristic refinement, the proposed system relatively shows better performance.