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IQ Structures designs new banknote security features

IQ Structures has designed a new set of visual security elements for the protection of banknotes against counterfeiting. The Czech research and production organisation said...
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Schengen Area takes action as coronavirus death toll climbs

The Czech Republic has become the first country within the Schengen Area to stop granting visas in China. Schengen Visa Info reports the move was...

Russian passport ‘will resemble credit card’

Russia’s new passport will reportedly be a plastic card. The Times Hub reports Valentina Kazakova, head of the country’s migration office, told Russian newspaper Izvestia...

Russia wants to extend tourist visas

In an effort to attract tourism, Russia is considering extending the maximum duration of tourist visas from 30 days to six months. Russia’s Foreign Ministry...

Armenia and Serbia will scrap visas

Armenia and Serbia have put an end to visas to make travelling easier between the two countries. Pan Armenian reports Armenia’s government approved a proposal...
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USA blocks E1, E2 visas for Iranians

Iranians will no longer be able to apply for the United States’ E1 and E2 trade and investment visas. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services...

Cayman Islands issues $1 commemorative note

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first written constitution of the Cayman Islands, the government issued a commemorative banknote. Cayman News Service...

Ukraine extends visa-free regime with UK

Ukraine will extend its visa-free regime for citizens from the United Kingdom for one year. Evropeiska Pravda reports Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, is expected...
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South Korea’s bogus banknotes hit record low

The number of counterfeit banknotes found in South Korea hit a record low in 2019. According to Bank of Korea, the number of fake banknotes...
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‘Digital currencies mainstream in 2 years’

Deutsche Bank says digital currencies could be mainstream in 2 years. A report by the investment banking company said digital currencies have already shown to...

Free Resource: Keesing’s State-Specific REAL ID At-a-Glance Guide

REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards are now the real deal in the United States. If it’s your job to check the driver’s...

Eastern Caribbean States’ New $50 Commemorative Note

The Caribbean state of Grenada will soon celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain with a new $50 commemorative banknote that depicts...

Kenya Kicks Off Digital Identity Pilot Program [Update]

Update: Just a month after Kenya launched the rollout its new digital identity pilot program in November 2023, the country’s High Court ordered the process...

Pre-2021 Liberian Banknotes No Longer Legal Tender by 3/31/24

All Liberian banknotes dated before 2021 will cease to be legal tender on March 31, 2021, according to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The...

Coming Soon: 100 and 200-Krone Updated Danish Banknotes

The Danmarks Nationalbank continues to update its 2009 Series of banknotes. The first of the upgraded banknotes, called the 2009A Series, was the new...