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Question about signatures on passports.

Edward Baker made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to HM Passport Office

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Dear HM Passport Office,

This is a Freedom Of Information request to ask a question about signatures on passports.

When a new British Passport is issued to someone it will sometimes have a photo of the persons signature copied and pasted electronically from their form to the passport (meaning that there is no need to sign the passport). While sometimes it will not have this and the person will be required to manually sign it with a pen the old fashioned way. It seems very random and both styles seem to still be used.

I am therefore requesting full details and information about this. I would like to know why a photo of the signature is sometimes electronically copied and pasted (meaning that there is no need to sign the passport). Why sometimes does this not happen and the person has to manually sign it with a pen.

How is it decided which system to use. Like does it depend on the type of passport or type of application or which passport office issued it or the type of machine that was used to print it. If you could give me as much details as possible about this that would be much appreciated. I am interested as to why both systems of signatures are still used and why there is no consistency.

For example a mate of mine had his signature electronically copied and pasted when he applied for a new passport yet when i did the same thing four months later i had to manually sign mine. Yet we are both ordinary British Citizens and both in our 40s so it is interesting why it is so random. Why is there no consistency used.

Thanks and i do look forward to hearing some information about this once you have processed this Freedom Of Information request.

Yours faithfully,

Edward Baker

FOI, HM Passport Office

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FOI, HM Passport Office

Dear Mr Baker

Thank you for your email below. Your request is being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to send you a full response by 22 May 2019, which is twenty working days from the date when we received your request.

Yours sincerely

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

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FOI, HM Passport Office

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Dear Mr Baker

Further to our email below, please find attached our response to your information request.

Yours sincerely

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

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