Carolina wrote:This is for NON EU Nationals only ...
I must admit I didn't read the directives that I linked in detail. I had a quick look at the 2008 version, since it is the most recent, and misread the following paragraph in the preamble:
(5) At its meeting in Thessaloniki on 19 and 20 June 2003, the European Council stressed that a coherent approach was needed in the EU on biometric identifiers or biometric data, which would result in harmonised solutions for documents for third country nationals, EU citizens’ passports and information systems.
I misread the apostrophe as a comma so thought the directive applied to "third country nationals, EU citizens, passports and information systems". Looking further into the two directives it is clear that they only apply to nationals of third countries and so would be relevant for UK citizens once the UK has left the EU, as Carol states. Neither the directives nor the article say anything about under what conditions the document would be issued only what form it takes and the process for getting one. The conditions to obtain residence remain a discussion item for Brexit.