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Kashmiri residents get smart
Residents living in the troubled border areas of Indian Kashmir are being given cards to help identify them as Indian nationals and to control access into the state.
Iris at a distance not mature enough, says UAE
Ministry of Interior in the United Arab Emirates has tested and subsequently rejected Iris at a Distance technology
Home Office unveils milestones for 2009
The UK Home Secretary has unveiled a series of milestones for the UK Border Agency to meet this year.
NEC and GIT sign AFIS deal
Global Information Technology and NEC to develop AFIS to support ePassport and national ID solutions
Five new countries face tough UK visa rules
New visa checks are being introduced for five countries after they failed to pass Britain’s strict new visa waiver test.
Fingerprints on the cards in Finland
The Finnish government has amended the country’s passport law to include the incorporation of fingerprints in new ePassports.
EU membership a step closer for Serbia
Serbia has installed a system for reading biometric documents at the country’s Nikola Tesla Airport, marking a milestone on its route to EU membership.
DHS directive on immigration and border security
US DHS has announced a wide-ranging action directive on immigration and border security.
UK FCO selects ETD suppliers
Logica, De La Rue and WorldReach Software have been selected by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to introduce new secure Emergency Travel Documents.
ESTA requirements come into force
DHS reminds travellers from all VWP countries that they must obtain approval through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to travelling to the US.
US-VISIT exit tests to begin in April
DHS to pilot US-VISIT exit processes later this year
Japan to review biometric immigration system
Japan’s will review its biometric immigration control system for foreigners entering Japan
Auto-gates for Brunei immigration
Brunei officially launches a fingerprint-enabled Auto-Gate solution at Brunei International Airport
2009 ePassport status: 60+ countries now issuing
More than 60 countries are now issuing ePassports with many more expected
Malta now a visa waiver program country
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said Malta will become a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country on 30 December 2009
SmartGate reaches milestone
Sagem Sécurité has announced that its automated SmartGate system has now exceeded 150,000 passages
Next generation of ID on the cards
Bundesdruckerei has entered a development agreement with Samsung Mobile Display to jointly develop display technologies for the next generation of ID cards and passports.
Report highlights investment at EU borders
A new report from Frost & Sullivan has revealed the full extent of investment taking place to secure the EU accession states’ eastern external borders.
C-True unveils C-Gate
C-True Imaging has launched the C-Gate system, a boarding pass authentication solution using face recognition technology.
NIST finds new ways to improve facial recognition
NIST finds several simple steps can significantly improve the quality of facial images
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