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UAE extends tourist visa validity

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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

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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...
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New Taiwanese entry and exit stamps

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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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...

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

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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

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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

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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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