Dubai Police Announces 24-Hour Timeline to Recover Lost Passports Using Blockchain Tech

September 30, 2022 11:05:00

Blockchain technology may have been popularized by the cryptocurrency craze, but it is now being used in a variety of alternative applications. Features such as elevated security and data traceability that made cryptocurrencies such a hit have made blockchain equally popular and resulted in plenty of innovative uses. For example, authorities in Dubai are leveraging blockchain technology to speed up passport recovery efforts.

Losing your passport can be a hassle, especially if it happens in a foreign country, and it can take anywhere from eight business days to eight weeks to have the passport replaced.  In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), however, blockchain technology will allow you to find your missing passport within 24 hours. According to a statement released by the Dubai police, people will be able to recover their missing passports speedily by submitting a request to obtain a passport certificate.

This certificate can be obtained by filing a request to the Dubai Police App, Smart Police Station, or the official police website. Once the request is approved and you have received a passport certificate, the police will use a service that leverages blockchain technology to locate your passport within 24 hours. The service will collaborate with agencies and courts to issue 30-day certificates and will be available to UAE citizens, residents, diplomats and visitors from GCC countries.

These individuals will have to provide a copy of their passports or digital detection of passport data from the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship. The United Arab Emirates is one of the few countries that have adopted blockchain into its infrastructure, using decentralized ledger technology to optimize services and make the country better for both citizens and visitors.

For starters, the Dubai Police launched an NFT collection in early March, becoming the first police organization in the world to produce digital assets. News of the NTF collection, which contains 150 non-fungible tokens and represents the three values of innovation, security and communication, generated widespread local and international interest. The Dubai Police Department plans on launching a second edition of the collection at GITEX 2022.

Since October 2021, thedepartment has partnered with cryptocurrency firm BitOasis to educate investors on the dangers of internet-based cryptocurrency fraud. The head of the Dubai Police Virtual Asset Crime says that the country has adopted a hands-on approach to protecting the financial security of investors and stakeholders who take part in the cryptocurrency market.

As companies such as Tingo Inc. (OTC: TMNA) also take blockchain technology into the agricultural sector, there seems to be no stop to the onward march of these technologies into every sector of human life.

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