EU finally standardised their national ID cards

Today, June 17th, Bulgaria, last country in the European Union, started issuing biometric identity cards, finally fulfilling Regulation 2019/1157. Other European neighbourhood countries with their ID cards standardized to the European standard include: AlbaniaAlgeriaBelarusBosnia and HerzegovinaIcelandKosovoLiechtensteinLuxembourgMoldovaMonacoMontenegroMoroccoNorwayUkraineTunisiaTurkeySan MarinoVatican All these good…

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Expanded Coverage with more Biometric IDs

More countries supporting biometric IDs will be available on our blockchain: Malta: biometric passports and e-IDsJordan: biometric passportsTunisia: approved new laws authorising biometric identity cards and passportsPortugal: new contactless identity card

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Biometric passports extend to more countries

For the end of the year, three heavily populated countries are getting biometric passports: Syria: already issuing biometric passports since 30 AugustEthiopia: reaching agreements to issue biometric passportsSri Lanka: launching a tender for the issuance of biometric passports

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World map of biometric identities

Caveats: Including a country doesn't mean that all its citizens have a biometric identity document: it only means that citizens have the possibility to acquire a biometric identity document (e.g., biometric passport)Countries that have just started to issue biometric identity…

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Biometric IDs in more countries

A new set of countries are upgrading their identity documents: "Port of Spain commitment on digital integration": 11 Caribbean countries have agreed to update their digital identities and make them interoperable (i.e., this agreement will lead them to upgrade their…

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Latest Countries Adding Biometric Authentication

The latest countries to update their identity documents to support biometric authentication: Sierra Leona: their identity cards are now being issued supporting biometric authentication, following ECOWAS regulations.Mali: new biometric identity cards.Guyana: new biometric identity cards for the issuance of work…

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New Countries Expand Biometric Authentication

The following countries have adopted biometric authentication on their identification documents: Portugal: their identity cards are finally contactless, in line with the rest of European countriesIraq: biometric passports are being issued to the populationHonduras: new biometric passports after many years…

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