Britain’s blue passports will be issued for the first time in almost three decades next month, marking Britain’s exit from the EU, the government said “Guardian”.
They will replace the standard burgundy passports used in the Community since 1988
Interior Minister Priti Patel welcomes return of blue passports but pro-European activists and politicians in Northern Ireland warn that new passports will lead to queues of British citizens at airports and ports upon entry into the EU.
The UK law enforcement agency said the blue passport would be “the greenest British passport in history”. A spokesman said the carbon footprint of the production would be reduced to net zero emissions through projects such as tree planting.
Also, the passport is presented the most technologically advanced. The document contains innovative technologies to protect personal data. Provides better protection against theft and counterfeiting.
However, the enthusiasm of the interior ministry is not shared by the European movement, as the blue passport will be seen by many Europeans as an insult.
Ways to submit the documents for issuing a passport:
1. Online – at http://www.gov.uk/apply-renew-passport You fill in the necessary data and pay online, then you print a declaration which you sign and together with the necessary documents you send to the indicated address.
2. By filling out and sending a form that you can order online at http://www.gov.uk/get-passport-application-form or pick up from your local post office.
3. Through the service “Passport Check & Send” in the post offices which we recommend.
When applying online for a standard 32-page passport, the fee is £72.50 and for a 48-page passport – £85.50. You can pay by credit and debit card or by check. Please note that once paid the fee is non-refundable.
When submitting to post offices through the service “Passport Check & Send” documents arrive faster than other ways. Fees are slightly higher – £81.25 for a 32-page passport and £94.25 for 48 pages. The children’s passport costs £54.75. In addition to credit and debit cards, you can also pay by post or cash. The service itself is quite useful because when submitting an employee at the post office will check whether you have filled in everything correctly and whether you have prepared the appropriate documents.
How to make passport photos online
Simply take a photo with your phone and send it for validation, processing and printing. Receive your passport photo in the post next day. Pass or money back guaranteed.