THE LATEST design of the UK passport which features a map of Edinburgh and a picture of the castle as two of its key images has been unveiled.
Edinburgh Castle is one of a number of landmark structures to be included on the pages of the new design, alongside Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Angel of the North and the Titanic Belfast. Cultural icons William Shakespeare, Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, and Anish Kapoor also feature as well as further maps of Belfast, London, Cardiff and the UK.
A new passport is launched every five years and the theme for the latest version is ‘Creative United Kingdom’.
Home Office Minister for Immigration, James Brokenshire, who launched the new passport at an event at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, said:
“The UK passport has an international reputation as a trusted and secure travel document, and we work tirelessly to stay one step ahead of the criminals who attempt to abuse the UK’s immigration laws.
“By using some of the most advanced technology and security measures around, this passport design is the most secure that the UK has ever issued.”