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UK automatically extends NHS workers’ visas

As part of the UK’s effort to combat coronavirus, doctors, nurses and paramedics will automatically have their visas extended, free of charge, for one...
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Russia extends visas for foreigners

Visas for foreigners in Russia will be extended by 90 days regardless of the purpose of their visit due to the coronavirus outbreak. “Foreign citizens...
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Cambodia starts suspending visas

Cambodia’s government has decided to suspend tourist visas, visas on arrival and e-visas to all foreign citizens from 30 March until 30 April. ScandAsia reports...
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Estonia continues to issue passports

Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board Agency says the country will continue to issue passports to its citizens stranded abroad despite the coronavirus crisis. Schengen...
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Part 1: Biometrics in The Cloud

The Cloud Before we delve any deeper as to what how biometric technology can be deployed into The Cloud, we must first have a basic...
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Tunisia’s new banknote honours female doctor

Tunisia has issued a banknote honouring the country's first female doctor, Tawhida Ben Cheikh. Abdelaziz bin Said, director of the public treasury of the Central...
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China bans foreigners with visas, residence permits

China has banned foreigners with valid visas and residence permits from entering the country in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus....
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Japan stops visas issued to 11 countries

Japan announced that it is suspending visas issued to 11 countries in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa due to the coronavirus. The Japanese Embassy...
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New white paper highlights digital document revolution

A new White Paper that examines the implications of the transition from physical to digital security documents, has been published by Reconnaissance International. Physical to...
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UAE eases work visa rules

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), where expatriates make up about 85% of the population, eased rules for renewing worker visas due to the coronavirus. Emirates...

UN Event: Global Support for Digital Public Infrastructure

As part of the SDG Action Weekend led by the United Nations, countries, leaders, philanthropies, and multilateral organizations pledged their support to build a...

Physical & Behavioral Biometric Technologies: Part 16

In a previous article, Ravi Das introduced keystroke recognition technology, including how it works and what it measures. Here he outlines the strengths and...

Final Days for Paper Banknotes in Northern Ireland, Scotland

The Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers, on behalf of Bank of Ireland UK and Ulster Bank, has announced that all Northern Ireland paper £50...

Physical & Behavioral Biometric Technologies: Part 15

The last two articles in this extensive series addressed signature recognition technology. Now, expert author Ravi Das moves on to introduce the topic of...

LIVE BLOG: Alaska Airlines digital app allows passengers to verify their U.S. passport before...

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