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The Keesing Platform team brings you the latest in various fields, including security documents, security printing, banknotes, identity management, biometrics, blockchain, crypto technology and online onboarding.

China bans foreigners with visas, residence permits

China has banned foreigners with valid visas and residence permits from entering the country in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus....

Japan stops visas issued to 11 countries

Japan announced that it is suspending visas issued to 11 countries in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa due to the coronavirus. The Japanese Embassy...

New white paper highlights digital document revolution

A new White Paper that examines the implications of the transition from physical to digital security documents, has been published by Reconnaissance International. Physical to...

UAE eases work visa rules

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), where expatriates make up about 85% of the population, eased rules for renewing worker visas due to the coronavirus. Emirates...

Bulgaria wants to change Citizenship Act for UK

The Bulgarian government is proposing to amend its Citizenship Act so that UK citizens who apply for Bulgarian passports before the end of 2020...

UK sets up dedicated COVID-19 immigration team

Visa holders in the United Kingdom who cannot return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to extend their visa. The extension, announced...

Singapore, Australia agree on cross-border digital ID

Singapore and Australia have made a digital economy agreement which will involve starting pilot projects that include artificial intelligence, data innovation, digital identities, electronic...

Saudi Arabia calls on residents to cancel visas

Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports called on all its residents who have Final Exit, Exit and Return Visas to cancel them before their...

Boris Johnson’s father applies for French passport

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father is in the process of applying for a French passport to maintain his ties with Europe after Brexit. Independent...

Namibia celebrates independence with new note

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) has introduced a new polymer NAD 30 banknote to commemorate the country’s 30th anniversary of independence. The once-off print commemorative...