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UAE extends tourist visa validity

The Vise President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued...
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Pakistan cancels 10-year extension fee

To facilitate Pakistan’s labour community working abroad, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed announced that the passport validity will be extended from five to ten...
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New Taiwanese entry and exit stamps

On January 1st 2021, Taiwan will introduce new entry and exit stamps for passports. They will show the outline of Taiwan instead of a...

The 20 euro note to be painted as standard

The 20 euro banknotes will now also be coated with a special lacquer as standard in order to make the banknotes more durable. As reported...

An Introduction To The GDPR – Part 1

Introduction As of late, one of the biggest fears amongst the American and European public was that of data privacy.  This exploded onto the scene...

Kyrgyzstan introduces new biometric passport

Kyrgyzstan will release a new biometric passport in April 2021. State Registration Service Vice Chairman Tilek Batyrkanov stated this at a press conference. The passports will...

New Estonian Passport to be released in 2021

 The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) will start issuing passports with a new design from January the 1st. The data in the documents...
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Oman exempts 103 countries from visa

Oman has exempted 103 countries from visa requirement for a period of 10 days. This is to promote tourism. Entry is permitted only if certain...

New Croatian ID’s valid for 5 years

New Croatian identity cards will be valid for 5 years. These cards will also contain biometric features such as a facial image and fingerprints. Last Tuesday...

New Qatar banknotes from December 18th

On 13 December 2020, the Central Bank of Qatar (QCB) announced that the new Qatari Riyal banknotes will go into circulation as of Friday, December...

Optimizing Serialization: Part 1

Despite the introduction of promising new digital security serialization technologies, letterpress numbering machines are still used to serialize most paper documents today.  A letterpress...

LIVE BLOG: U.S. State Dept. allows online passport renewals during beta testing and more...

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The Digital Person: Part 3

This series has, so far, defined the Digital Person and described its evolution, and how the Digital Person compares to ChatBots and Virtual Personal...

The Digital Person: Part 2

This series began with an expert’s definition and explanation of the Digital Person and a brief history of how it evolved. As we continue...

North Carolina Issuing Redesigned Driver License and ID Card

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has released new driver licenses, permits and identification cards in a new design and integrating the latest in card security...