The new design looks pretty shitty and not much different from the current one, the fonts etc look the same to me and quite outdated already as if its been done by a typewriter. If they are going to spend 4 years and how many millions replacing them at least change the fucking font. Or put a QR code on it so we can scan and add it into wechat. Or make it a vertical card like that new Standard Chartered credit card. Do something for fucks sake.
What happened to the idea of having a chip inserted under the skin?
everyone should have a QR code tattooed on their forehead FFS, I dont want some chip stuck inside me ewwww
Not so much FUD as the police / immigration will need new scanners to derive benefits for society. If you believe this is FUD then....
Any idea as to when we're likely to be called up if they're doing this in batches?
We're based in the UK, holders are born in the 70's.
I understand it starts in quarter 4 of 2018?
Would we get the communication based in the UK?
If they use the same mechanism as the last round of issuance, then people in their mid thirties will be the first age group to be called up as they are deemed to travel the most. So someone born in around 1983 will be the first round. So you can make a guess on when you will be called. No there won't be any communications in the UK but it's no big deal if you miss your call up period.