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UAE extends tourist visa validity

The Vise President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has issued...
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Pakistan cancels 10-year extension fee

To facilitate Pakistan’s labour community working abroad, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed announced that the passport validity will be extended from five to ten...
taiwan

New Taiwanese entry and exit stamps

On January 1st 2021, Taiwan will introduce new entry and exit stamps for passports. They will show the outline of Taiwan instead of a...

The 20 euro note to be painted as standard

The 20 euro banknotes will now also be coated with a special lacquer as standard in order to make the banknotes more durable. As reported...

An Introduction To The GDPR – Part 1

Introduction As of late, one of the biggest fears amongst the American and European public was that of data privacy.  This exploded onto the scene...

Kyrgyzstan introduces new biometric passport

Kyrgyzstan will release a new biometric passport in April 2021. State Registration Service Vice Chairman Tilek Batyrkanov stated this at a press conference. The passports will...

New Estonian Passport to be released in 2021

 The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) will start issuing passports with a new design from January the 1st. The data in the documents...
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Oman exempts 103 countries from visa

Oman has exempted 103 countries from visa requirement for a period of 10 days. This is to promote tourism. Entry is permitted only if certain...

New Croatian ID’s valid for 5 years

New Croatian identity cards will be valid for 5 years. These cards will also contain biometric features such as a facial image and fingerprints. Last Tuesday...

New Qatar banknotes from December 18th

On 13 December 2020, the Central Bank of Qatar (QCB) announced that the new Qatari Riyal banknotes will go into circulation as of Friday, December...

Libya is Withdrawing 50-Dinars Banknotes from Circulation

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) started withdrawing all 50-Dinars banknotes from circulation on April 21, 2024, in response to rampant counterfeiting. The two...

Finland’s Digital Travel Credential Pilot Program Results

In August of last year, Finland launched a pilot program to test its Digital Travel Credential (DTC) with real passengers in real-life border control...

LIVE BLOG: US Virgin Islands’ new Limited-Purpose DL, ID card for non-citizens

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New State-of-the-Art Banknote Security Feature: Nanoswitch™

On July 20, 1969, more than 500 million people around the world watched the Moon landing, the “great leap for mankind.” This was a...

The Evolution of Veridos’ New Lumen ID Echo Security Feature

Earlier this year, Veridos, a global leader in identity solutions, delivered the new state-of-the-art Macau Electronic ID which includes the company’s new Lumen ID...