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New UK passport design unveiled in fight against fraud

25th August 2010

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.

Read more about the redesign on the Home Office website.

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See also:
Identity theft