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Illinois gets extension on new federal ID requirements

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is among 14 states that received a year-long extension to comply with stricter federal requirements for driver’s licenses and identification cards. The extension granted Wednesday, Oct. 12, means Illinois now has until Oct. 10, 2017 to comply with the 2005 Real ID act. It imposes tougher requirements for proof of […]

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The New U.S. Passport Design

In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. will begin issuing passports with new safety features to help mitigate fraud and mishandling. The inventive design, which is expected to be rolled out at the end of 2017 or early 2018, is making headlines thanks to its new embedded data chip and intricate engravings and inks, which […]

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New passport rule: You can’t wear your glasses in passport photo

Take your glasses off for your next passport picture. Starting Nov. 1, all travelers having new photos taken for passports must remove their eyeglasses. The U.S. Department of State is changing the rules because it received more than 200,000 “unacceptable” passport photos last year, mostly because eyeglasses caused a glare, blocked a portion of the face or covered […]

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Licenses step up for state drivers, will require more detailed background checks

Arkansas is set to begin issuing driver’s licenses that it says have enhanced security features and will require more detailed background checks of their bearers, state officials announced Monday. The enhanced driver’s license, a long-sought effort by the federal government to better identify illegal aliens and thwart terrorists, will be required for anyone to board […]

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White House investigating possible leak of Michelle Obama’s passport

Washington (CNN)The White House is investigating the apparent hack of an email account belonging to a low-level contractor that purportedly contained a scan of Michelle Obama’s passport and information about vice presidential travel. An image that appeared to be of the first lady’s passport was posted online. “I can tell you that administration officials are […]

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AAA gives heads up on new passport photo rule

Next time you get your picture taken for a passport photo be aware that a big rule has changed. AAA that takes thousands of passport photos every year, says come Nov. 1, travelers applying for or renewing their U.S. Passports will be required to remove their glasses when the photographer snaps the picture That’s because […]

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DMV: Commerical drivers need more ID documents

In Connecticut, there are 54,000 people who hold a commercial driver’s licenses. And come every four years, they have to renew their license. Now, the state Department of Motor Vehicle says either applying or renewing a commercial driver’s license will require additional identity documents. It’s because of a new federal mandate that kicks in Dec. […]

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Warning! Counterfeit $50 notes in circulation

Police are urging the public to be vigilant after a number of counterfeit $50 notes were found circulating in the St Marys local area command. Police are investigating reports of counterfeit currency being used to buy goods in the area. Business owners are reminded to be cautious and check when receiving $50 notes as payment. The […]

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ID cards becoming more and more popular with immigrants

Identification cards issued by a growing number of U.S. cities to make it easier for immigrants living in the country illegally and poor people to open bank accounts and access social services are now being used as passes for anything from pharmacy discounts to free museum memberships. And there’s hope they can make immigrants feel […]

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Keesing Technologies: Newsflash

Newsflash July, 2016 Welcome to the latest edition of the Keesing News Flash. The aim of this newsletter is to inform you of recent developments in the field of ID documents and banknotes. It also explains how our products accommodate these changes.   Coming soon : Overview of Travel Documents 2010 – 2015   This special edition of […]

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