Booklet on UNHCR's New Card
This information booklet,
“Introduction To The New UNHCR Refugee Card & UNHCR Verify–My APP” is
provided to explain the new design features of the identity card provided to
those registered and under the protection mandate of UNHCR, the UN Refugee
As part of the continued drive to
combat identity fraud and counterfeiting, UNHCR Malaysia has changed its
identity cards. The new ID card includes a number of enhanced security features
including 3D holograms and bar codes. On the rear of the card a large ‘Secure
Quick Response’ (SQR) code can be seen. It is supported by enhanced biometric
data collection at the UNHCR office.
To enable law enforcement
authorities or others engaged in UNHCR’s protection and assistance work to scan
the SQR and verify a card’s authenticity, UNHCR Malaysia has launched the UNHCR
VERIFY-MY application. This is free, and made available through Apple and
Android mobile application stores.
UNHCR VERIFY-MY is easy to use
and can be used off-line, making it a versatile and user-friendly application.
To prevent hacking and counterfeiting, automatic updates will be regularly
downloaded to hand held devices. The new UNHCR card and UNHCR VERIFY-MY
application come in both Bahasa Malaysia and English languages.
The booklet "introduction to UNHCR VERIFY-MY" is available in English and Bahasa Malaysia
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