Mrs Saul goes biometric
By christophersaul on Jun 04, 2006
Mrs Saul's status as Mrs Saul finally became official last week on receipt of her new UK passport in her married name, freshly delivered via the British Consulate in Dubai. I was surprised to notice that the new passport has a biometric chip embedded in it. It looks like an rfid chip and apparently contains facial biometric information, according to the UK Passport Authority's website. I need to read a bit more about how it works, but am perfectly in favour of the concept in principle. The chip is stuck on the other side of the page containing the holder's photo and other info, which makes the passport very stiff and inflexible. I wonder how resilient it is to wear and tear from general travelling?