BMSC hosts Training on Identity and Travel Documents Fraud



Participants of the training engaged in the document control drill exercise, 19 November 2018, Dushanbe, Tajikistan (OSCE BMSC/Shamsi Myadyeva).


A five day training course on Identity and Travel Documents Fraud concluded on November 20, 2018 at the Border Management Staff College.

Hosted by the College for the French Ministry of the Interior's International Cooperation Service, based at the French Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan the course was designed for border security and management professionals from Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Gregory Vinot, a representative of the French Embassy in Kabul, stated that “we are very happy to have the support of the Border Management Staff College because it’s very difficult to organize training in Kabul.” Vinot added that the issues that Afghanistan and Tajikistan encounter at borders in the specific subject area covered by the course have many a similarity, so it is crucial for the representatives of both countries to have as many opportunities as possible to sit around the table and exchange the good practices they’ve been able to develop in the field over time.

Specific topics, covered in the course of the event, included the typology of fraud, Schengen area rules for travel document checks, the security points of genuine documents, and included a document control drill and profiling exercise.

The training was attended by ten participants from Tajikistan and ten from Afghanistan, representing Afghan counter narcotics police, Afghan border police, Customs Service under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Main Directorate of Border Troops at the State Committee for National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan, BCP "Pyanj" and Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.