Home 2020 March

Monthly Archives: March 2020

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

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...
ghana coronavirus

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...
facial recognition

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...
biometric sensors

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...
real id coronavirus

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...
south africa e-visa

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...

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

To find news about a specific state, click on the state abbreviation here: For news about a specific US Territory, click on the US...

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...

Japan’s New Banknote Series

In 2022, we published a preview of Japan's new family of banknotes. The new notes were released on July 3, 2024. Here we have...