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UAE: ID cancelled applications toll rises to 56,000

During the month of Ramadan, the most important Muslim holiday number of cancelled national ID card application rose to a new record of 56 thousand. The application gets automatically cancelled after missing 2 consecutive appointments. During the month of Ramadan … Continue reading

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Google+ ID badges

The social networking site Google Plus has introduced a new feature for identity verification. Verification badge will appear next to the profile name when it comes to celebrities, public figures or users who have a lot of followers. The badge … Continue reading

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IL: no photo on Amish ID cards?

Illinois governor has recently signed a bill that allows state governor to exempt certain groups of people from having photograph on driver’s license or identification card due to religious beliefs. The bill number 1484 raised Secretary of State Jesse White … Continue reading

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UAE: not having ID card will cost Dh20 a day

The government decision number 25 published last Thursday penalizes UAE citizens for not possesing national ID card begining mid October. Fines of Dh20 (equivalent of around $6) a day will be imposed on people who have expired documents for 30 … Continue reading

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Germany: Berlin Police unions against ID badges

Police unions in the capital of Germany and at the same time capital of the land of Brandenburg raised concerns on policemen safety who are now suppose to wear ID badges with a unique number which identifies an individual member … Continue reading

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Authorities reveal fake ID cards James ‘Whitey’ Bulger used while on the run

Justice Department has revealed 5 identification cards used by Bulger while he was hiding away for 16 years before his arrest in June 2011. The documents shown in Boston court yesterday include Social Sercurity Card, non-government New York card, medical … Continue reading

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Fiji: Senior bus fare ID card often not shown

Permanent Secretary of the Social Welfare Ministry Govind Sami has expressed his concern of senior citizens not showing their identification cards to the bus operators. Bus companies have reported that most citizens over 60 years old and disabled elegible for … Continue reading

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UAE: ID card fraud charge for policeman and a civilian

27 years old Emirati policeman was charged yesterday for allowing 21 year old woman, citizen of Yemen to use an ID card belonging to his sister in order to cross the border with Oman. The couople was stopped at the … Continue reading

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Kenya: national ID card production resumes

Production of national ID cards was halted in Kenya in July 2010. The reason for stopping the process was production materials delivery problems. Minister of Immigration Affairs, Otieno Kajwang, announced production re-launch on Monday press conference. 150 thousand applications were … Continue reading

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Ghana: biometric registration for election futile?

Ghana government has recently decided to spend GHS 50 million to implement biometric registration for upcoming 2012 elections. Electoral Commission (EH) which will be conducting the registration has been already facing criticism for the allegations that the registration system is … Continue reading

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