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Family members of expatriates must register fingerprints in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian General Directorate of Passports has announced a new mandate for all expatriates in the country to register…


Most e-visas are just online forms, survey shows

Electronic visas have been hailed across the world as a solution that increases efficiency and security. But according to new…


EU Council okays rules for Schengen digital visa application system

The Council of the European Union on November 13 adopted two regulations which pave the way for the implementation of…


EU parliament formally adopts digital visas

Europe has made one of the final steps towards adopting digital visas for the Schengen area. On Wednesday, the European…


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….

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