UK Passports

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...

Number Of Forged Passports At British Borders Halves, But Are Criminals Just Cleverer?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

The number of forged passports spotted at British ports and airports has fallen by almost half over the past five years, it was revealed today. Som...

Heathrow 'Unprepared' For Olympic Traffic, MPs Warn

Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics

MPs have raised concerns that Heathrow will not be able to cope with the large number of people due to arrive in London for the Olympic Games. The ...

Labour Claim Passengers On Private Jets Didn't Have Passports Checked At All

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Politics

Theresa May is coming under further pressure after Labour obtained figures indicating the scale of the relaxation of checks at the UK Border Agency ov...

Theresa May Facing Fresh UK Border Passport Claims In Sunday Papers

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Politics

Home Secretary Theresa May is under renewed pressure after a slew of fresh allegations of lapses at the UK Border Agency (UKBA) in the Sunday newspape...

Theresa May: No Question Of Me Resigning Over UK Border Fiasco

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Politics

The Home Secretary Theresa May has said there is "no question" of her resigning over the fiasco at the UK Border Agency, which the government has admi...

Theresa May: We May Never Know How Many Illegals Got Through

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK Politics

The Home Secretary has admitted that the government may never know how many illegal immigrants entered the country during lax passport checks at UK bo...

Theresa May Launches Inquiry Into UK Border Force

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

Home Secretary Theresa May has launched an independent inquiry into the UK border force amid claims that guards quietly dropped certain passport check...

Head Of Border Force Suspended Over 'Dropped' Passport Checks

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

The head of the UK Border Force has been suspended amid claims that passport checks for non-EU nationals were quietly dropped this summer. Brodie C...

Gender-Free UK Passports Being Considered

PA | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Sex-free British passports could be brought in to allow transgender people to opt out of identifying themselves as either male or...

Australian passport clarification - no "X" markers for trans folk

Zoe O'Connell | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics
Zoe O'Connell

There is quite a bit of misreporting over the situation with "X"/Unspecified markers on Australian passports that has recently been announced. To clear up the situation, there's a very good post here, on Global Comment. The short version is that there are two options