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Dubai Police launches Blockchain service for lost passport



The Dubai Police has launched a blockchain service that allows individuals to get a lost passport certificate within 24 hours using a blockchain service. The Police made a tweet in early August, announcing the new service. 

Request to obtain the certificate can be submitted through the Dubai Police’s Smart Police Station or the Dubai Police App or the official website.

The service works with the courts and other agencies to issue certificate valid for 30 days. Beneficiaries who can access this service include citizens, residents, and visitors from  GCC countries. The service is also available for diplomats. 

Required Documents for this service in the case of loss of passport include a passport copy or digital detection of passport data from the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship.

The United Arab Emirates is adopting the blockchain in many ways to have a smart country and make life better for its citizens and visitors. 

In early March, the Police unveiled its NFT collection and drop to the public. The collection had a total of 150 NFTs and it represents three values which are Innovation, Security, and Communication. The Police further said “each NFT carries unique design for the future submerging technologies usages.”

In October 2021, the Police began educating investors on internet fraud involving cryptocurrencies. This was in partnership with a crypto firm BitOasis. According to the Head of the Dubai Police Virtual Asset Crime, “The UAE is taking a hands-on approach to ensuring the financial security of the country, investors, and all stakeholders operating within the crypto space.

The Dubai Police education program came less than a month the financial regulators entered into an agreement to support the regulation, offering, issuance, listing and trading of crypto assets and other related activities within the Dubai Free Trade Zone.

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