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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...

LIVE BLOG: Oklahoma Mobile ID App Decommissioned and more news…

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

Greece Has Begun Issuing a New Generation Passport

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Greece has launched a New Generation Passport, with a new design and advanced security features. The Hellenic Police Headquarters, National Passport and Secure Document...

Solomon Islands’ Sophisticated New 50 & 100 Dollar Banknotes

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The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has issued new, upgraded $50 and $100 banknotes. The new notes have been in circulation since December 28, 2023. The traditions...

China’s 2024 Lunar New Year Commemorative Banknote

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In preparation for the 2024 Lunar New Year on February 10th, The People’s Bank of China began issuing new 20 Yuan commemorative banknotes last...

The Rarest Passports of the Modern Era

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As headline news highlights the world’s most powerful passports, two passports quietly exist as the world’s rarest passports: the diplomatic and service passports of...