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Kenya, Nigeria take steps to clear huge biometric passport, background check backlogs

The Interior Ministers of Kenya and Nigeria recently gave ultimatums to their collaborators to ensure that the huge backlog of…


German kids passports all go biometric next year

Germany is doing away with children’s paper passports in favor of biometric documents with embedded electronic chips beginning next year….


Biometric passports issuance progresses in Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe

There has been an increase in biometric passport issuance reported by the governments of Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe, and innovation…


Accura Scan offers partners free NFC scanning for biometric passports, IDs

Accura Scan has launched an NFC scanning feature for biometric passports to improve the security and accuracy of identity verification….


Idemia supplies 2.8M more biometric passports for Nepal at reduced price

The government of Nepal has reached a deal with Idemia to supply 2.8 million biometric passports, which the country’s foreign…


Calls for stronger data protection as breach incidents rock Bangladesh, Indonesia

Calls have intensified in the last couple of days on the need to put in place a body that will…


Biometric passports could be a year away for Dominican Republic

Officials of the Dominican Republic have begun what they say will be a yearlong process to introduce electronic passports. The…


India says chip passports coming ‘soon’ as authorities discover fakes through biometrics

Indians will soon be able to obtain their long-awaited e-passports, equipped with biometric chips compliant with the latest ICAO standards….


EU unveils plan for digital Schengen visas in push to ease travel document applications

Governments around the world are attempting to make it easier for people to acquire travel documents like visas and passports….


Zimbabwe claims passport backlog is eliminated with 600K issued since January 2022

Zimbabwe has issued more than 600,000 passports holding the bearer’s biometrics on an electronic chip, Bulawyo24 reports, clearing a backlog…

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