Document: GBR-AS-04001

General Secretariat
Title:
OFFICIAL PASSPORT
Issuing Country:
GBR - United Kingdom • UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND •
Document Category:
A - Passport
Document Type:
S - Service / Official
Document Version Number:
04001
First Issued On:
06.02.2006
Valid:
yes
Legal Status:
Document issued to nationals of: GBR - United Kingdom • UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND •
Overall Construction:
single booklet
Format Width (mm):
88
Format Height (mm):
125
Number of Pages:
32

Validity

Maximum Validity:
10   year(s)
Minimum Age for Validity:
16   year(s)
Validity-Additional Information:
Since 10 September 2001, UK digital image passports have been valid for up to 10 years and 9 months

Validity

Maximum Validity:
5   year(s)
Minimum Age for Validity:
0   year(s)
Maximum Age for Validity:
15   year(s)
Validity-Additional Information:
Since 10 September 2001, UK digital image passports have been valid for up to 5 years and 9 months

Outside front cover

Material: paper
Overall Colour: burgundy
Image 122643 of Outside front cover
Security Feature: Substrate
Presence of Fibres: no
Application of Planchettes: no
Security Feature: Printing technique
Image 122651 of Printing technique
Cover - front, inside
Security Feature: Printing technique
Light Source: OBLIQUE
Printed Text/Observation: latent image "UK" within a guilloche pattern printed in three colours
Technique: intaglio printing
Image 122652 of Printing technique
Latent image on cover - front, inside
Security Feature: UV feature
Light Source: UV LIGHT
UV Feature Type: fluorescent overprint
Colours: yellow
Image 122653 of UV feature

Page has space for holder to provide particulars of contacts in case of emergencies

Security Feature: Substrate
Presence of Fibres: no
Application of Planchettes: no
Security Feature: Printing technique
Image 122654 of Printing technique
Security Feature: UV feature
Light Source: UV LIGHT
UV Feature Type: fluorescent overprint
Colours: yellow
Image 122645 of Biodata page
Security Feature: Substrate
Presence of Fibres: yes
Application of Planchettes: no
Colours: red ,  blue
Security Feature: Watermark
Light Source: TRANSMITTED
Image 122656 of Watermark
Watermark and the four different laser cuts
Image 122657 of Watermark
Close-up of watermark and laser cut depicting stylised bird's head
Security Feature: Laminate
Light Source: UV LIGHT
Laminate UV Features: yes

Three stylised birds' wings over the facial image area and a geometric line pattern; some of the radiating lines incorporate microprint

Image 122659 of Laminate
Biodata page laminate under UV
Security Feature: Optically variable feature

The three holographic patches under the laminate are in the shape of stylised birds' wings: two smaller ones over the facial image and a larger one to the right of it. The patches are raised and can be felt. Depending on the light source used, the holographic designs may be difficult to see.

Image 122662 of Optically variable feature
Some variations of holograms positioned over holder's facial image
Image 122663 of Optically variable feature
Some of the holographic replay in the holographic patches
Security Feature: UV feature
Light Source: UV LIGHT
UV Feature Type: fluorescent fibres
Colours: yellow
Security Feature: Additional safeguard
Light Source: TRANSMITTED
Additional Safeguard - Text: biodata page contains four different laser cut patterns in different positions; three are geometric patterns, the fourth is a stylised head of a bird that resembles the page watermark
Image 122664 of Additional safeguard

Title page displays document serial number. No page number is printed. Principal text is in English, Welsh and Scottish Gaelic. Languages of other EU Member States appear in background design. A unique inventory number is printed vertically in black along the outer edge of the page.

Image 122646 of Inner page(s)
Security Feature: Substrate
Presence of Fibres: yes
Application of Planchettes: no
Colours: red ,  blue
Security Feature: Watermark
Light Source: TRANSMITTED
Image 122666 of Watermark
Watermark on page 1: head of a kingfisher
Security Feature: UV feature
Light Source: UV LIGHT
UV Feature Type: fluorescent ink
Colours: yellow
Image 122667 of UV feature
Security Feature: UV feature
Light Source: UV LIGHT
UV Feature Type: fluorescent fibres
(From) Page Number (as printed): 4
Up To Page Number (as printed): 28
Image 122647 of Inner page(s)Four bird designs on visa pages; clockwise: merlin, curlew, avocet and kite
Security Feature: Substrate
Presence of Fibres: yes
Application of Planchettes: no
Colours: red ,  blue
Security Feature: Watermark
Light Source: TRANSMITTED
Image 122668 of Watermark
Watermark is in register with guilloche pattern incorporating page number; beak always points to outer edge of page
Security Feature: UV feature
Light Source: UV LIGHT
UV Feature Type: fluorescent ink
Colours: yellow
Image 122673 of UV feature

Inner page(s)

Observations page contains biometric chip and antenna; any printed observations will be within the antenna area

Image 122650 of Inner page(s)
Security Feature: Biometrics
Biometric Identifier: facial image
Integration of Biometric Data: microchip - contactless
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