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Peru set to introduce e-passport this year

It’s recently been announced that Peru will introduce a new e-passport later this year. As a part of wider efforts…

 

Caribbean countries mull border management

Officials from 11 Caribbean countries have met in Trinidad and Tobago to discuss increased cooperation in border security and management….

 

Graft complaint filed against Philippine Immigration Bureau chief over biometric system

A graft complaint has been filed against Philippine Immigration chief Ricardo David in relation to the Bureau of Immigration’s US $1.25…

 

Nigeria Immigration Service to use biometrics to handle immigration

The Nigeria Immigration Service has announced that it will install biometrics equipment across all border posts in the country. Immigration…

 

Biometric ID system for foreigners in the works in Taiwan

The National Immigration Agency (NIA) in Taiwan wants to establish a biometric identification system for foreigners in the country. The…

 

U.S. should adopt biometrics IDs for Social Security

Comprehensive immigration reform in the United States might spur the implementation of nationwide biometric identification. BiometricUpdate.com reported last week that…

 

German Interior Minister wants to see U.S.-style immigration register in Europe

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich wants a US-style electronic immigration register introduced in Europe to check uncontrolled entry into the…

 

UNHCR relies on biometrics for refugee assistance programs in South Sudan

In South Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is using digital fingerprinting to strengthen refugee protection, as…

 

Canada, U.S. ink biometric data sharing deal for visa applicants

Under a new treaty, Canada will soon begin sharing biometric information about visa applicants with the United States which could…

 

UK Border Agency changes requirements for biometric residence permits

Applicants outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland granted permission to stay in the UK for more than 6 months…

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