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1. Posted by topdealman (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

I need to renew my passport, but I do not want the new style biometric one.

Can anyone confirm, how I can apply for and get the old style one?

Is there a cut off date for getting the old style one?

Any help or advice welcome.

Thanks

2. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Hi jason,
Bad news I'm affraid, thanks to the mad house accross the pond (USA) and the paronia all passports being issued by the UK goverment are now biometric.
Your just going to have to suffer like the rest of us when our passports come up for renewal.
Makes you think, maybe it's just a matter of time that we either have a chip implanted or a tattoo bar code.
Freedom, it's a great thing isn't it.

3. Posted by jenko2 (Full Member 123 posts) 10y

why dont you want the new style one ? what differance does it make or i it just the cost ? think i got lucky i renewed mine couple of monthes ago so got the newstyle one without the new charge .

4. Posted by topdealman (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

With the new ones don't you have to go and get iris scans, fingerprints etc?

Or will they just issue a biometric one without all these checks?

5. Posted by philo (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

When I got my new passport is was biometrick. Cost me £52 and I didn't have any seperate checks. It's mainly to make forgery more difficult. It's no big deal.

6. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

Quoting topdealman

With the new ones don't you have to go and get iris scans, fingerprints etc?

Or will they just issue a biometric one without all these checks?

Perhaps you should check the information on the UK Passports website regarding this. The page regarding Biometric Passports is located here.