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UK e-passport coverThe 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.
UK e-passport chip,E-passports feature a chip embedded on the back of the personal information page. It will digitally store a scan of the holder's facial features.
Other security features include enhanced background checks on applicants and, beginning in 2007, face-to-face interviews for first-time adult applicants.