I agree that the fingerprinting for the passports is overkill. Many states in the US now use fingerprints or thumb prints for driver's licenses or state ID. That can be used in place of passport prints.
Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.
Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.