Passports Act 2008

21.

Meaning of “false” and “making”.

21.— (1) A passport is false for the purposes of section 20 if it—

( a) purports to have been issued by the Minister who did not in fact issue it,

( b) purports to have been issued containing the F10 [ personal data ] (including biometric F10 [ personal data ]) that it contains by the Minister who did not in fact issue it containing those F10 [ personal data ] (including biometric F10 [ personal data ]), or

( c) purports to have been altered in any respect by the Minister who did not in fact alter it in that respect.

(2) A person shall be treated for the purposes of section 20 as making a passport that is false if he or she alters a passport so as to make it false in any respect (whether or not it is false in some other respect apart from that alteration).