New system being installed at Dubai airport to detect fake travel documents
By Bassma Al Jandaly, Staff Reporter GULF NEWS Published: July 07, 2008, 18:02
Dubai: The Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) reinforced its employees' skills and ability to spot falsified documents and passports following an extensive training on the Electronic Documentation Information System on Network (EDISON) for verifying various passport security features and examination of questioned documents.
The system which is currently implemented by DNRD at the Dubai International Airport various terminals to assist passport control officers in detecting forged travel documents containing images of over 1,400 genuine and fake travel document samples from over 190 countries and is recognised as a global reference for testing the authenticity and validity of travel documents.
Questionable documents are taken to a specially-set laboratory at the DNRD offices at the DIA to avoid any delays inflicted on regular passengers.
A delegation from the International (EDISON) Committee headed by Diederik Fabius recently met with Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, Director of DNRD to discuss the next phases of the implementation of the system.