Newly designed UK passport
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New UK passports design to fight identity theft

UK passports have been redesigned to help fight identity theft and fraud.

The Home Office says enhanced security features include hiding the security chip from view, and a personal details section that features holograms.

The personal details move from the back to the second page and a photograph of the owner now appears twice.

The passports will be issued from October.

Nicola Pearson reports.

  • 25 Aug 2010
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