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Embassy Ninja Passports & Visa Service and has been arranging Passports & Visas for over 15 years to UK residents, also known as Passport & Visa Service.
Passport & Visa Services are based in Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, UK, if you are unable to call into our shop we do however have a telesales service, this service is available to anyone in the UK, just give us a call on 02392 420039 and we will help you with your application over the telephone, you can also email us your documents so we can do a pre-check before you post them.
We can assist with Adult Passport renewal, Adult lost Passport. Adult damaged passport, Adult stolen Passport, Child Passport renewal, Child lost Passport, Child 1st Passport.
The Passport services that we provide are given high priority and are treated as an emergency, turnaround can be as little as 24 hours depending on the Passport application type. We also have a fastrack service that takes 7 days.
We provide a full check list of documents that are required by embassies & UK Passport offices.
Once all documents are ready we will then visit these offices on your behalf by one of our experienced couriers.
As soon as the paperwork has been lodged we will be given a collection time to pick up your documents for a safe & secure delivery.
As well as arranging emergency passports we also specialise in arranging tourist and business visas for UK residents. The countries we cover are India, China, Russia, Thailand, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, European Schengen states, other countries available on request.
European format passports
On 15 August 1988, the Glasgow passport office became the first to issue burgundy-coloured machine-readable passports. They followed a common format agreed amongst member states of the European Community and had the words 'European Community' on the cover, changed to 'European Union' in 1997. The passport has 32 pages; a 48-page version is available with more space for stamps and visas. There are two lines of machine-readable text printed in a format and a section in which relevant terms ("surname", "date of issue", etc.) are translated into the official EU languages. Passports issued overseas did not all have a Machine Readable Zone but these was introduced gradually as appropriate equipment was made available overseas.
In 1998 the first digital image passport was introduced with photographs being replaced with images printed directly on the bio-data page which was moved from the cover to an inside page to reduce the ease of fraud. These documents were all issued with machine readable zones and had a hologram over the photograph, which was the first time that British passports had been protected by an optically variable safeguard. These documents were issued until 2006 when the biometric passport was introduced. The bio-data page is printed with a finely detailed background including a drawing of a red grouse (a native British bird), and the entire page is protected from modification by a laminate which incorporates a holographic image of the kingfisher visa pages are numbered and printed with detailed backgrounds including drawings of other birds: a merlin, curlew, avocet, and red kite. A chip and antenna are located on the obverse of the data page and hold the same visual information as is printed, including a digital copy of the photograph with biometric information for use with facial. The Welsh and Scottish Gaelic languages were included in all British passports for the first time in 2005, and appear on the titles page replacing the official languages of the EU, although the EU languages still appear faintly as part of the background design. Welsh and Scottish Gaelic precede the official EU languages in the translations section.