Dr. Anna Wandschneider received her Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Rostock University in 2009. Directly afterwards she joined the Identity Documents department in the Forensic Science Institute of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt). During the following years she became an ID document examiner. Her work includes the preparation of written and oral expert opinions on questioned documents for law enforcement agencies and as evidence in court. She shares her professional expertise in a number of national and international working groups for increasing the counterfeit deterrence of identity documents and is a regular member at the EU’s uniform visa committee (Article-6-committee).