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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...

Bulgaria Launches a New National ID Card

The Republic of Bulgaria has begun issuing a new-and-improved national identity card for citizens who apply for it. Issuance began in mid-June of this...

LIVE BLOG: Florida terminates its Smart ID mobile app and more news…

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UAE Extends Passport Validity to 10 Years for Adults Age 21+

The validity of United Arab Emirates passport for citizens aged 21 years and older has been extended from the present five years to 10 years from...

Why Corporate Boards Should Prioritize Minors’ Data Privacy

Whether your company wants to let kids in or keep them out, companies must now comply with expanding digital privacy and safety laws set...

King Charles III Banknotes Due Out June 5, 2024 [Updated]

Early this year, we published this preview of the U.K.'s new banknotes featuring a portrait of King Charles III. The new banknotes went into...