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Bulgaria wants to change Citizenship Act for UK

The Bulgarian government is proposing to amend its Citizenship Act so that UK citizens who apply for Bulgarian passports before the end of 2020...
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UK sets up dedicated COVID-19 immigration team

Visa holders in the United Kingdom who cannot return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to extend their visa. The extension, announced...
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Singapore, Australia agree on cross-border digital ID

Singapore and Australia have made a digital economy agreement which will involve starting pilot projects that include artificial intelligence, data innovation, digital identities, electronic...
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Saudi Arabia calls on residents to cancel visas

Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports called on all its residents who have Final Exit, Exit and Return Visas to cancel them before their...
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Boris Johnson’s father applies for French passport

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father is in the process of applying for a French passport to maintain his ties with Europe after Brexit. Independent...

Namibia celebrates independence with new note

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) has introduced a new polymer NAD 30 banknote to commemorate the country’s 30th anniversary of independence. The once-off print commemorative...
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Part 2: Biometric sensors

Touchless fingerprint sensors Once again, as the name implies, there is no direct contact or interface, which is required by the end user. There are...
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French visas, residency cards to be extended automatically

France has vowed to automatically extend visas and residency cards of holders stranded in the country due to cancelled flights and other travel restrictions...
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New Belarusian rubles boast security

The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus plans to introduce new BYN 20 and BYN 50 notes on 23 March. According to the bank,...

Canadian bank now uses AI to check IDs

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has added new features to its mobile app that make it quicker and easier for customers opening a new...

Kenya Kicks Off Digital Identity Pilot Program [Update]

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

The UAE Introduces a New 500-Dirham Polymer Banknote

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has announced the issuance of a new AED 500 (500-Dirham) banknote made of polymer. The announcement came...

Biometric Technologies of the Future: Earlobe Recognition

Expert author Ravi Das has, in previous articles, described DNA recognition and Gait recognition as physical biometric technologies of the future. Here, he presents...

Argentina Upgrades Its Relatively New 2,000-Pesos Banknote

On November 7, just months after issuing its first 2,000-pesos banknote, the Banco Central de la República Argentina (BCRA) has put into circulation an...

Busted: Belgian-Greek Network Smuggling Migrants with fake IDs

The following news story was released by Europe’s Border Security Report earlier this month. Authorities in Belgium and Greece have dismantled a network that was...