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Bosnia and Herzegovina joins EQPR

Bosnia and Herzegovina has been participating in the European Qualification Passport for Refugees (EQPR) since 16 March. With this decision, Bosnia and Herzegovina joins Armenia,...

Uzbekistan to end statelessness

An estimated 50,000 stateless people in Uzbekistan are set to acquire citizenship following the passing of a new law in the Central Asian nation. A...
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Ghana takes ‘proof of emergency’ passport route

For the next four weeks, Ghanaian passport applicants will need to prove they urgently need the passport to serve a particular purpose before they...

Fijians in Europe access to e-passport services

Electronic passport services can now be accessed by Fijians at the island nation’s embassy in Brussels, Belgium. Fiji Times reports the service enables Fijians living...

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia extends visas for stranded visitors

All visitors currently in Saudi Arabia whose visitor visas are about to expire, will now be able to extend their stay for up to...
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India to launch world’s largest facial recognition system

India’s central government approved the implementation of its Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) across the country beginning in 2021. Biometric Update reports AFRS will allow...
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Part 1: Biometric sensors

An overview into the biometric sensors What exactly is a biometric sensor? It comes in many different shapes and sizes. The type of sensor technology...

‘No more REAL ID excuses’ with DMV Express

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced its new “DMV Express” to improve its costumers’ experience. According to the DMV, its latest modernisation allows...
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C-19 forces REAL ID deadline extension?

Californian lawmakers fear that the coronavirus outbreak will adversely affect its efforts to issue millions of REAL IDs. Los Angeles Times reports the state is...
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South Africa extends e-visas to more countries

South Africa’s electronic visa system is set to be expanded to include more countries following a successful trial run. IOL reports the system will be...

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...