uk to switch from burgundy to blue passports after brexit to ‘restore our national identity’, says minister - polycarbonate material
The first tangible consequences of Britain's exit from the EU have been revealed: how passports will change after leaving the EU.
The new British passport issued after leaving the country on March 29, 2019 will initially continue to cover "EU Burgundy ".
The relief word "European Union" at the top of the cover will be deleted, and the same word (
Translation of Welsh and Gaelic)
On the first page.
According to the number of passports issued between April and September 2016, it is independently estimated that 4 million new passports will be in this temporary form.
As the independent predicts, by October 2019, the new British passport will be restored to a dark blue cover with a golden font-like the one first used in 1921.
Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis said: "Leaving the EU gives us a unique opportunity to restore our national identity and open up a new path for ourselves in the world.
"That is why I am pleased to announce that the UK passport will return to the iconic blue and gold designs after we leave the EU on 2019. ”The old “hard-
The British passport was replaced in 1988, and by 2003, the passport had expired.
Those who hope to return to traditional documents will be disappointed.
In addition to the color, the look and feel of the new document will be very similar to the current EU passport.
The International Civil Aviation Organization specifies dimensions and other features: United Nations agencies based in Montreal rather than Brussels.
Lewis promised that the new document would "take a new set of security measures to prevent fraud and forgery ".
Key pages with holder photos and personal details will be a new "super"
According to the government, it will be harder to change the strength of plastic polycarbonate material ".
Until March 29, 2019, every passport issued by the UK will continue to be valid as an EU travel document.
From the date of departure, all current British passports will be lost in this state.
But there is no need to change them: just like a driving licence with the EU logo, the passport will continue to be valid for UK and international use until the expiry date.
Travelers are still waiting for British citizens to make it clear what additional bureaucracy is needed.
At present, all UK passport holders are entitled to travel anywhere in the EU without informing the authorities of their travel plans.
Border guards are only allowed to check if travel documents are valid.
But after Brexit, British citizens will become "third-country nationals" with no automatic entry rights.
While the Brexit negotiations continue, a European initiative is being developed to strengthen the external borders of the EU: the European Travel Information and authorization system (ETIAS).
The plan is, non-citizens.
EU countries that do not currently need visas need to register their details and intentions online.
It is expected that there will be enthusiastic remaining personnel to apply for an extension in March 2019 in order to keep in touch with the EU for as long as possible.
Britain's last "EU" passport will expire at the end of 2029.