This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'When will passports with "European Union" on the cover stop being issued?'.


 
 
 
 
 
 
Freedom of Information Team 
xxx@xxxxx.xxx.xx 
Correspondence Unit 
www.gov.uk 
9 Downing Street 
SW1A 2AG 
 
 
 
John Chambers 
Via:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
Our ref: DEX001355 
 
 16 August 2018 
 
Dear John Chambers, 
 
I refer to your request, where you asked: 
 
 
When will UK passports with "European Union" on the cover stop being issued? 
 
 
I can confirm the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) holds information 
relevant to your request. However, we believe that the information is already reasonably 
accessible to you. 
 
Section 21 is engaged as this information is accessible to the public via other means. For 
information relevant to your request please follow the link below; 
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/blue-uk-passport-to-return-after-eu-exit 
 
The Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis has announced that after the UK leaves the EU, 
burgundy passports will continue to be issued but with no reference to the European Union. 
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact the FOI team. Please remember to 
quote the reference number above in any future communications. 
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Freedom of Information Team (internal review) 
Department for Exiting the European Union 
9 Downing Street 
SW1A 2AG 
You should note that DExEU will not normally accept an application for internal review if it is 
received more than two months after the date that the reply was issued. 
If you are not content with the outcome of your internal review, you may apply directly to the 
Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Commissioner cannot make a 
 

 
decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by DExEU. The 
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 
The Information Commissioner’s Office 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
Yours sincerely, 
 
Freedom of Information Team, DExEU.