On June 8, 2021, a workshop for experts of the Questioned Document Examination Department took place took place in the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise. The event was organized by the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise with the participation of the Main Forensic Center of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. The topic of the workshop was “Verification of passport documents and examples of detected forgeries”.  

Olena Samusevych and Nataliia Zhyhun, representatives of the Main Forensic Center of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine conducted lectures for experts of the Questioned Document Examination Department of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise documents on the following topics:  

  • Main Forensic Center of the State Border Guard Service, main tasks, structure, and technical equipment.
  • Passport document protection system.
  • Forgery methods used in passport documents.

In addition, after the lectures, the experts of the Institute were given a practical lesson on “Ways to detect and recognize signs of forgery in passports and other documents” due to consolidate the previously provided material.

The Questioned Document Examination Department of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise thanks the representatives of the Main Forensic Center of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Olena Samusevych and Nataliia Zhyhun for holding the workshop. Such measures increase the efficiency of forensic institutions, as well as promote the exchange of experience and joint and coordinated work of government agencies.