The maximum time for processing British passport applications has more than tripled due to an expected spike in demand.
As Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a battle to introduce “vaccine passports” for people to demonstrate their Covid-19 status, here is a look at the plans.
A domestic coronavirus “passport” showing whether someone has antibodies or a negative test “will be useful for us as we go forward”, Boris Johnson has suggested.
The British instinct could be against using vaccine passports if the coronavirus is brought properly under control, Sir Keir Starmer has suggested.
People will need to be provided with the ability to certify that they have had a coronavirus vaccination, Matt Hancock has said.
The head of the UK’s data privacy watchdog has told MPs she can see the benefit of Covid-19 immunity passports, but warned they came with privacy concerns.
An online passport photo checking system was launched by the Home Office despite it being aware that the technology struggled with very light or very dark skin tones, it has emerged.
A young black man hoping to renew his passport online was stunned when the automated photo checker mistook his lips for an open mouth.