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Rule Change Shortens Term of Some Red-Cover EU/UK Passports

United Kingdom citizens who hold red passports (issued before the U.K. left the European Union) are subject to a recent rule change that may...

Update 30-08-2021 : Philippines Issues Its First National ID Card

The Philippine Identification System Act (PhilSys) aims to establish the first single national identification system for all citizens and resident aliens of the Republic...

Ukraine Launches New 100- and 500-hryvnia Banknotes

On August 20, 2021, the National Bank of Ukraine put into circulation two commemorative banknotes in denominations of (UAH) 100 and 500 hryvnias, in...

The Netherlands Issues New-and-Improved ID Card

On 2 August 2021 the Netherlands began issuing a new ID card that meets the latest European standards for identity cards. New European regulations...

Honduras 200 Lempira Banknote to Launch in September

The Central Bank of Honduras has announced the release of a new HNL 200 (lempira) banknote to be issued in September 2021. The 200-Lempira banknote...

New Role for Holograms in Asia Vaccination Card Programme

Counterfeiting remains a multi-billion-dollar global problem but the rise in fake COVID-19 documents is worrying as criminals take advantage of people who might be...

The Benefits of an MSP to the Banking Industry (Part 2)

In our previous article we outlined the tech-specific benefits a Managed Service Provider (MSP) provides to banks and other financial institutions. MSPs also provide...

What are the key features of a modern identity card ?

National identity documents have been around for more than a century. From a simple piece of paper with a glued photograph to a polycarbonate...

Royal Bank of Scotland Issues £50 Flora Stevenson Banknote

Today the Royal Bank of Scotland will release new £50 banknote featuring Flora Stevenson, a woman who helped children from poor backgrounds get an...

A COVID Vaccine Passport and New Travel Rules for Canadians

This fall, Canada will impose new COVID-19 travel restrictions on its citizens who work for, or travel on, federally-regulated transportation systems. At about the...

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...