British Passports to change in line with others in Europe

Added 12/11/2013

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The Sunday Times has reported that British passports are due to change to bring them in line with other passports across Europe.

The changes will see the photo and personal details moving from the back of the passport to the front.

Although traditionalists may not like the change, it could be good news for travellers: Most national passports show personal details at the front, which can cause delays at passport control when a Brit turns up with a passport which has the details at the back — something they may not be expecting.

Bringing British passports in line with other countries could well speed things up at passport control when we arrive at our holiday destination.

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