Post-Brexit UK passports will return to their original Blue hue after the exit from the EU in March 2019 to reinstate the identity of the nation said the UK Government. The existing travel document with burgundy hue will be phased out. This is commonly adopted by the member nations of the EU.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that UK passports are the expression of the sovereignty and independence of the nation. It symbolizes the citizenship of a great, proud nation she added. Thus the iconic blue-hued UK passports will return Post-Brexit in March 2019, added May, as quoted by the New Indian Express.
Politicians in the UK who support Brexit were excited by the announcement of the extremely symbolic transformation. Brandon Lewis the UK Immigration Minister said that exit from the EU gives an exclusive chance to reinstate the national identity. It also paves way for forging the new pathway for the UK in the world, added the Minister even as he announced the change.
UK Immigration Minister elaborated that the new passport of the UK would be one amongst the most protected documents globally for travel. It will feature series of latest security initiatives to safeguard against forgery and fraud said, Lewis.
The existing picture page if the UK passports are paper-based. These will now be replaced with fresh plastic polycarbonate material with super-strength that will be tough to tamper. The hue of these passports was blue from 1921. But the UK switched to the burgundy hue in 1988. It was in line with the other passports of the EU member nations.
The UK is all set to exit the EU in 2019 March. The burgundy-hued passports will be offered until October this year, without referring to the EU. The new contract for UK passports commences from October 2019 and the Blue hued passports will return from this month.
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