The Transnational Threats Department Border Management and Security Unit, in co-operation with the Ministry of Interior, Bureau for Public Security, Department for Border Affairs and Migrations of the Republic of North Macedonia, is organising a training on the detection of forged documents.
The main aim of the course is to increase practical abilities and operational awareness of border control officers to detect forged documents in full compliance with human rights standards. The first course consists of basic-level training.
A total of three courses will be held. The trainings will build on the existing skills of officers related to travel document security, and seek to complement and add to them through in-depth knowledge about the manufacturing process, document security features, as well as the latest trends in counterfeiting methods and means of identifying them. It will be characterized by practical and hands-on activities. Practical exercises will focus on the differences between original, forged, and false documents, and the effective use of specialized equipment to identify forgery techniques.
All courses will be conducted by qualified trainers from the Austrian Federal Ministry for the Interior on the basis of course material developed by TNTD and the above-mentioned Ministry.