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what is the meaning of type "P" in British pasport?

 
 
Reply Sat 16 Dec, 2006 01:48 pm
what is type "P" in UK passport?
what is the other type of it & what is difrent between them?
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Miller
 
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Reply Sat 16 Dec, 2006 02:43 pm
Is that a passport used for children?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 16 Dec, 2006 03:30 pm
When you are 16 or over and in the UK when you apply, also be either:

- a British citizen
- a British overseas territories citizen
- a British overseas citizen or
- a British subject ...

you get THE UK-passport ("EU-passport").

There is only one:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikinews/en/thumb/9/95/UK-Passport-Cover.jpg/180px-UK-Passport-Cover.jpg
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 16 Dec, 2006 03:34 pm
Have you taken Steve 4001's passport
the last time you visited him, Walter?
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sat 16 Dec, 2006 03:40 pm
perhaps colourlesslila is referring to the united states visa classification ?
hbg

..SEE : UNITED STATES VISA TYPES...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 16 Dec, 2006 03:59 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
Have you taken Steve 4001's passport
the last time you visited him, Walter?


No, otherwise he couldn't visit us shortly.

Pinched it from someone else. :wink:
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spendius
 
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Reply Sat 16 Dec, 2006 06:48 pm
Somebody with a very long username which I'm too tired to type out wrote-

Quote:
what is type "P" in UK passport?
what is the other type of it & what is difrent between them?


Ours not to reason why.
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colourlesslilac
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2006 06:16 am
Miller wrote:
Is that a passport used for children?


No,it isn`t.
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colourlesslilac
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2006 06:19 am
hamburger wrote:
perhaps colourlesslila is referring to the united states visa classification ?
hbg

..SEE : UNITED STATES VISA TYPES...


No,I referred to THE UK-passport.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2006 06:36 am
As said, there's no "P-passport" in the UK (and has never been, if I believe the passport authorities).
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2006 07:45 am
Walter, you're wrong I'm afraid.

My UK passport definitely has a "P" in it, otherwise it would just be an "assport".

I hope this clarifies things.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2006 07:53 am
Thanks for noting that - I've got a P on mine as well, but totally forgot about that.

So, if allcolourswithoutpink isn't looking for one with two P's - what kind typing is it?

Book antiqua or Bookman, I could imagine.
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contrex
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2006 10:33 am
P stands for passport. All machine readable passports have a line showing

Type - Code of Issuing State - Passport Number

The type will always be 'P' for a passport. Whatever country issued it.

So ALL passports are type 'P'. It does not have anything to do with status of holder.

All Machine readable passports have 2 lines of 44 characters each at the bottom of the page which is machine scanned like this:-

P<UTOERIKSSON<<ANNA<MARIA<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
L898902C<3UTO6908061F9406236ZE184226B<<<<<14

The first line shows the P
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hamburger
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2006 11:32 am
contrex is right !
we were not thinking "outside the box" , but fixated on the coverpage it seems .
page 2 has a nice , fat "P" .
hbg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2006 12:58 pm
If that was the question - Identity cards show an "ID" instead of the "P" but have got the same/similar data stored:

http://i18.tinypic.com/470n5o0.jpg


http://i14.tinypic.com/34q01w0.jpg
leoaltus
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 01:22 pm
@colourlesslilac,
There are many types of identification documents used by citizens and governments. Type refers to the type of the identification document. Both the passport and an identity card [like the one proposed in the UK and used almost everywhere else] is an identification document, both have an identifier. It is P for passport and ID for identity card.
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 01:48 pm
@colourlesslilac,
Is it for poppity heads?
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contrex
 
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 01:09 pm
@leoaltus,
Why did you answer a question from 2006, with the same answer that has already been given?
demilondon
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 05:37 am
@Walter Hinteler,
the 'p' on the bio page of a passport refers to the type of governement document it is..... so type: P means Passport

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 28 May, 2010 05:46 am
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

Why did you answer a question from 2006, with the same answer that has already been given?


 

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