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1. Posted by Mandee2001 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 5 Apr '13 07:36

Hi,

Can anybody honestly tell me what does flag up at passport control from Manchester Airport?

Thanks

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1532 posts) 5 Apr '13 12:13

I don't understand your question. Are you asking as a foreigner entering the UK or as a UK citizen departing from the UK?

If it's the latter the chip on a U.K. passport contains the same information that's on the picture page of the passport.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by Mandee2001 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 6 Apr '13 05:57

Thanks Terry,

We have been having a discussion regarding a young man we know wanting to go abroad on holiday whilst on probation....I do not know anything about this but I said I assume this shows on your passport because I am assuming you cannot leave the country whilst on Probation...Sorry I got involved in it

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1532 posts) 6 Apr '13 12:25

"... but I said I assume this shows on your passport..."

No, as I stated above that information is not contained on the Passport.

That said, when the Passport is scanned his identity could very easily be cross checked against any number of databases and if one of the conditions of his Probation is no travel outside the UK then of course he is going to immediately find himself in a lot of trouble.

Cheers,
Terry