Friday, August 06, 2004

Home Office prohibits happy biometric passports

The Register reports (via the Sun which probably got it from the Home Office press release) that there's no smiling for your ID card photo - opening your mouth would confuse the technology. 100% accurate and foolproof, eh? In the words of the press release...

"The photo must be of the applicant on their own, with no other people visible. It must show their full face, looking straight at the camera, with a neutral expression, with their mouth closed."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not allowed to smile for your passport photograph? If Blunkett keeps it up, there'll be no danger of anyone smiling at all.