|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

UK Passport Returns to Iconic, Navy Blue, Gold Design after Brexit

LONDON – The United Kingdom passports will return to their original navy blue color and embossed golden lettering design after the conclusion of the Brexit process which will take the country out of the European Union, the British Home Office said on Friday.

The blue cover restores some of the original appearance of the British passport that first entered service in 1921.

“I am delighted to announce that the British passport will be returning to the iconic blue and gold design after we have left the European Union in 2019,” the Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis said.

Blue had remained the color of choice until the UK joined, back then, the European Community, when a burgundy color was agreed and adopted by all countries from August 1988.

“It will also be one of the most secure travel documents in the world, with a raft of new security measures to protect against fraud and forgery,” Lewis said.

Lewis added that leaving the EU gave British citizens “a unique opportunity to restore our national identity” thus forging a “new path for ourselves in the world.”

The new passport pages will be made of new, super-strength plastic polycarbonate material making it a lot more difficult to forge or alter.

The Home Office statement also said there was no need for British passport holders to do anything prior to their current passport renewal date.

In order to save taxpayers money, the newly designed passport will be introduced as the current travel documents expire.

More details about the new passport will be announced when a supplier is appointed in Spring 2018.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved