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Free Resource: Keesing’s State-Specific REAL ID At-a-Glance Guide

REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards are now the real deal in the United States. If it’s your job to check the driver’s...

Eastern Caribbean States’ New $50 Commemorative Note

The Caribbean state of Grenada will soon celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain with a new $50 commemorative banknote that depicts...

Kenya Kicks Off Digital Identity Pilot Program [Update]

Update: Just a month after Kenya launched the rollout its new digital identity pilot program in November 2023, the country’s High Court ordered the process...

Pre-2021 Liberian Banknotes No Longer Legal Tender by 3/31/24

All Liberian banknotes dated before 2021 will cease to be legal tender on March 31, 2024, according to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). The bank’s...

Coming Soon: 100 and 200-Krone Updated Danish Banknotes

The Danmarks Nationalbank continues to update its 2009 Series of banknotes. The first of the upgraded banknotes, called the 2009A Series, was the new...

Greece Has Begun Issuing a New Generation Passport

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

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

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

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...

Samoa Upgrades Its $5, $10 and $20 Tālā Banknotes to Polymer

The Central Bank of Samoa (CBS) is upgrading its $5, $10, and $20 Tālā banknotes by converting them from cotton-based paper to the advanced...

Sometimes Nature Trumps Tradition in ID Document Design

While the world increasingly runs on technology, nature is making an unexpected appearance in some countries’ passports and other ID documents. Portraits of monarchs...

Suriname Adds SRD 200 and SRD 500 Denomination Banknotes

The Central Bank of Suriname has added two new denominations to the country’s family of banknotes. The new notes, SRD 200 and SRD 500,...

Zimbabwe Unveils a New Family of Banknotes: The “ZiG”

Effective April 8, 2024, Zimbabwe has a new family of banknotes nicknamed Zig, which stands for “Zimbabwe Gold.” The ZiG currency replaces a Zimbabwean...

Peru Adds a 200-Soles Note to Its Newest Banknote Family

Peru’s newest family of banknotes now has a new member: the 200-soles note, which was put into circulation in December 2023. The Central Reserve...

LIVE BLOG: Illinois allows gender-neutral option on driver’s licenses and ID cards

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