By Maryam Ahmed
By Maryam Ahmed
People in Jersey applying for passports are to be issued with new British blue ones from this week, the island's government has said.
The move follows the first blue British passports for nearly 30 years being issued earlier this year, following the UK's departure from the European Union.
Blue passports were introduced in 1921 and phased out after 1988 when members of the then European Economic Community agreed to harmonise designs.
The new passports for Jersey also has updated security features, officials said.
Passports issued in Jersey are local variant British passports, as there is no such thing as a “Jersey” passport, the States said.
By Paul Kerley
Two young men who have British National passports say they're debating their future in the country.
BBC Radio Jersey
People who apply for a passport in Jersey will start to be issued the new blue variant of the British passport from this week, following the UK’s decision to depart from the European Union, the island's government has said.
The current burgundy British passports would remain valid for travel until they expired, officials added.
The previous blue passports were phased out in 1988 when members of the then European Economic Community agreed to a consistent design.
By Sean Coughlan
Planning a post-Brexit holiday?
The nationality on your passport might affect your travel plans.
After Brexit, we'll enter the transition phase where the rights of British and Irish passport holders won't change until 31 December when the negotiations are due to end.
Although this could all change next year.
At least 700,000 people born in Northern Ireland now hold an Irish passport.
About 200,000 of those made their first application after the Brexit referendum.
Cross-border commuters may be affected by the new arrangements after the transition period too.
By Tara Mills
By Sarah Treanor and Vivienne Nunis
Business reporters, BBC News, Vanuatu