This talk will describe progress in multimodal biometric fusion and in the newer vision-based biometrics, ear and gait. The current interest in multimodal biometric fusion arises not only from ability to improve enrolment, but also from the potential performance advantage achieved by fusing complementary technologies. Currently there are two portal systems in development aiming to provide fusion based access control, one using face and iris and the other using face, gait and ear. Gait is attractive as a biometric since it concerns motion, is available at a distance and can cue acquisition of other biometrics. Ears are attractive as a biometric since their structure changes little with age and their covariate structure is considerably less complex than other approaches. As such, this talk will encompass two of the newer vision-based biometrics and whilst describing progress, also assess suitability for deployment in a multimodal biometric system.