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09 August 2017

Last week there was a big problem at Spanish airports due to stricter passport control rules that were put in place. The queues were up to four hours long thanks to the tougher security rules, and the queues were expected to be even worse as the summer holiday break continued through August.

But there has been a change of plans in the Spanish airports – in order to beat the queues, it seems as though the Spanish au...


05 July 2017

A child passport will last until you are 16, after which time you will need to have an adult passport. But is it possible for an adult to travel on the child passport that belongs to them if their birthday has been very recent? And what is the process for changing from a child’s passport to an adult one?


The good news is that you can continue to use your child passport until it expires, even if that puts you over the age of 18. The Passport Office is duty bound to honour t...


07 June 2017

Once upon a time there were many more countries in the world than there are today. Some of them have been absorbed into larger areas. Some have changed names due to fragile politics. And some have disappeared altogether. But their passports remain, or at least a small number of them.


For passport collectors, there are some truly prized passports out there, just waiting to be found.


The British Colonies

10 May 2017

The dark web, that ‘other’ internet, that wrong one, that criminal one, is all about darkness and wrongdoing. It’s not a nice place to be. For the most part, the dark went is an untraceable and anonymous area of the internet that can only be accessed by a covert browser. Most people have never attempted to get there, and neither would they want to – nothing legal or ‘...


12 April 2017

Now that ‘Brexit’ – Britain’s exit from the European Union, in case you were wondering – is officially underway, there are a number of things that we need to think about as a nation. The good news is, we have around two years to ensure that everything is in place when we need it to be. The bad news? It’s going to be a somewhat co...


08 March 2017

In these days of super high tech workings and gadgets and gizmos of all sorts, more and more personal identification is being targeted. Fake passports are, despite all the barriers put in place to stop them, still out there, and it can be important to know how to spot one if you are presented with one. It’s not always an easy task, but by carefully checking every passport you come into contact with, you’ll be able to stop a lot of criminals doing… well, whatever it was they were plannin...


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As part of the government initative to make services easier to use and more transparent many gov services, such as HM Passport Office & The Home Office are making the move online. This means that you can apply and renew documents faster with less mistakes and/or delays caused by postal services.

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