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VFS Global renews partnership with Australian govt for biometric services worldwide

Digital services outsourcing company VFS Global has been handed a contract to render biometric enrollment services for Australian visas to…


Cameroon biometric visa portal down, Burkina Faso launches own platform

Cameroon’s Ministry of External Relations announced recently that the country’s digital visa portal has been inaccessible in some countries, frustrating…


General Dynamics lands $320M in visa service orders featuring biometric enrollment

The U.S. State Department has awarded $320 million in visa task orders to General Dynamics for consulates in South America….


UK updates penalties for breaking biometrics rules for digital visas

Governments continue to pursue secure systems for biometric immigration control, but human opportunism remains a problem. This week the UK…


ETIAS clarifies biometric data requirements about Europe’s new visa system

As Europe prepares to introduce its new Entry/Exit System (EES) at the end of 2023, confusion is growing around data…


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….


Users report hassles with Cameroon biometric visa portal

Some applicants logging onto the dedicated portal for Cameroon’s biometric visas have been reporting glitches with the system which went…


Cameroon biometric visa system now functional

Hundreds of biometric visas have already been issued by different diplomatic services of Cameroon since the online application system went…


Cameroon’s biometric visa application online portal goes live 30 April

Cameroon’s Foreign Minister Lejeune Mbella Mbella has announced that the online application platform for the new generation of the country’s…


Cameroon introduces legislation to allow biometric visas, residence permits

The plan by the government of Cameroon to put in place a system for the issuance of biometric visas and…

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