UK Passports

How Moving From Passports To Digital ID Could Unlock Plenty Of Benefits For Britain

James Kirkup | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK
James Kirkup

Making greater use of digital ID verification, we think, could unlock lots of benefits for Britain... let's be clear, paper and plastic aren't just old-fashioned, they're unfair too. That's because they're pretty expensive.

The 'New Normal' In Travel

Frank Brehany | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Frank Brehany

Whilst our governments need to explain what is happening and build operational resilience, we as consumers need to play our part and understand why security is important, embrace those security requirements, always making sure our 'documentation' is in order, but importantly, allowing ourselves more time to get to the airport so that we can navigate security without adding to the stress of travel!

This Woman’s Passport Photo Is So Tragically Bad It Deserves An Award

HuffPost | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman in Austin, Texas, got quite the surprise when she opened her brand new passport. Chelsey Ramos and her boyfriend Reece Lagunas are planning ...

Brexit Prompts More Brits Than Ever To Turn German

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

What do you do if a slight majority of your compatriots at home decide to throw your future into uncertainty and make you and your family feel less secure living abroad? You'd probably take matters into your own hands by double-voting Brexit and adopting a foreign EU nationality in time.

On Your Next Trip To A&E Make Sure You Take Your Passport

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK

Health officials are examining whether patients should have to show ID to get some elements of NHS care. The Department of Health said it is looking...

The One Awkward Fact About 'Blue Passports' Brexiters Have Forgotten

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Blue passports have been at the forefront of some Brexit campaigners’ minds as they push for further separation from the EU. Prominent politicians ...

Petition To Remove 'French Words' From Post-Brexit Passports Has One Fatal Flaw

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

A petition has been launched to remove “all French words” from the cover of post-Brexit British passports. The problem is that passport is itself ...

Salford Man Distraught After Passport Photo Makes Him Look Like Hitler

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Salford resident Stuart Boyd says he has been left "distraught" by a design error that saw his passport picture resemble former German dictator Adolf ...

In Praise Of My Passport

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I ended up studying in the UK, paying the same as someone born and raised there. Yet before I set foot in London to study I had absolutely no connection to the UK. So what makes me, a Swedish citizen of Indian descent, any less of an 'overseas' student than an Indian citizen? Answer: my passport.

'Sexist' UK British Passport Also Has Tube Map Mistakes

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

The latest UK Passport design, already at the centre of a sexism row for only featuring two women, also contains a Tube map which is full of inaccurac...

Women Who Deserve To Be On The New Passport - As Voted For By You

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

A row has broken out over the new UK passport design, which claims to represent "some of the best achievements of the last 500 years in Great Britain ...

A British Family That the Home Office Is Tearing Apart

Katie McQue | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK
Katie McQue

On Thursday a young woman standing before a judge to plead to be able to live in the same country as her family. Dorinder Lindor and her immediate family all live in the UK. She has a mother here, and three brothers aged 19, 16, and eight. Unlike Dorinder, they all have British passports. The Home Office has notified Dorinder that it intends to deport her.

The Rights of a British Citizen - To Have and to Hold Your Passport

Katrina Cooper | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Katrina Cooper

My blogs always focus around elements of immigration but what about the fundamentals of nationality itself? What are your rights as a British citizen? What are your rights with respect to freedom of speech? What are your rights in being allowed to travel freely both in and out of the UK?

Passport-For-NHS Care Proposals Leave Everyone Utterly Confused

Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

As the NHS tries to crack down on so-called health tourism, the public has been left utterly confused about about proposals which could see patients b...

My Children Are as Mexican, as I Am British

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Their first language is English (spoken with a British accent), their use of diminutives in Spanish eclipses mine, they eat Indian food as regularly as they eat tacos, one boy has long hair due to his Sikh heritage and because many a surfer in Sayulita has long hair.

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Britain Must Not Give Terrorists This Victory

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

Detaining foreigners without trial was thus held to be incompatible with fundamental human rights. As a result, section 23 was later repealed. 11 years on, we once more face a threat to the life of our nation..

Guy Travels 16 Million Miles, Claims To Be 'Most Travelled' Person

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us will travel a few times a year - maybe a big holiday and a couple of short breaks. For Fred Finn, who holds the title for "most air mil...

Things Just Got A Whole Lot Worse For The Passport Office...

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

The Passport Office insisted it took security "extremely seriously" after it emerged that a passport, birth certificate and visa documents were sent t...

Has Theresa May Lost Her Grip Over This Passport 'Chaos'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics

Theresa May has been forced to step in and announce a series of emergency measures to help clear the chronic backlog in passport applications. Peop...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Will Baghdad Fall Too?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 12 June 2014 (apart from the fact that it's the start of the World Cup in Brazil!)... 1) WILL...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Great Passport Backlog

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 11 June 2014... 1) THE GREAT PASSPORT BACKLOG From the Guardian: "The Passport Office'...

England Squad Suffer MASSIVE Security Breach

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport

The passport numbers of England's football squad have been published in an astonishing security breach at the Sun Life Stadium. An hour before Roy ...

Pope Francis Renews His Passport, Because He's Just Like You And Me

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

He might have scored the cover of Rolling Stone last month, but Pope Francis has reassured us all that his feet are very firmly on the ground – by e...

EDL Leader Behind Bars For Christmas

PA | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

The leader of the English Defence League was remanded in custody until the New Year today accused of travelling to the United States last month using ...

'A PR Disaster For The Whole World To See'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A video showing 300 foreign students queueing through the night in pouring rain to register with the police has been dubbed a "PR disaster" for the na...