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Biometric Update regularly writes posts about Afghanistan. The following set of links is available to help you find biometrics news concerning Afghanistan. Additional tags may be explored by accessing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.

 

Pakistan government and UNHCR complete biometric registration drive for Afghan refugees

The United Nations is trumpeting the success of a drive to register refugees in Pakistan for biometric smartcards, which was…

 

Ghana opts for new biometric passports, Taliban resumes issuance in Afghanistan

Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has informed Parliament it plans to begin issuing passports with biometrics-embedded chips…

 

Biometric passports coming to Armenia, Nepal, Zimbabwe

Afghanistan’s Taliban government has extended passport issuance, recently only available in the capital Kabul, to seven provinces, and will prioritize…

 

Biometric authentication dramatically cuts flow of smuggled USD into Afghanistan

Mandatory biometric authentication for large cash withdrawals in U.S. dollars have caused the volume of dollar-buying on the open market…

 

Biometric verification for currency buyers in Pakistan begins despite calls for delays

The National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA) has activated the system to enable the biometric verification of all…

 

25K Afghan biometric passports ready to be issued, 100K more to follow

Afghanistan has begun to issue passports again after months of delay which hampered the attempts of many to leave the…

 

Pakistan steps up biometric registration of Afghan refugees, Taliban permits existing ID

Pakistan has updated the details of 500,000 or more than a third of the registered Afghan refugees living in the…

 

Evaluation ordered of biometric screening of displaced Afghans

The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced it is beginning an evaluation of the screening…

 

Afghanistan biometrics risks: Better consultation could maintain confidence

The possibility of biometric databases covering millions of Afghans falling into the hands of the Taliban has led to renewed…

 

Greater threats identified for Afghanistan’s highly detailed biometric databases

Further threats have been unearthed for government biometric databases in Afghanistan, which could allow the identification of millions of people,…

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