The first e-passports for the U.K. are now being issued by the Foreign Office in Washington, D.C. The price of a U.K. passport is 51 pounds, reflecting a 9-pound fee increase to cover the cost of implementing anti-fraud measures.
The cover of the U.K. e-passport looks only slightly different from its predecessor.
U.K. Home Office
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