Had an email from Virgin a few days ago, so to say that anyone travelling after 1st April will need an epassport. Is this something new? I thought passports issued for some years now were epassports, and were identified by the little square-ish symbol on the bottom of the front of it, am I wrong?????
Already been discussed in this thread related to ESTA.
You're correct the E-Passports have the little symbol, and for a few months now the ESTA application process has made it clear that E-Passports are required. There are, however, a potentially few people out there with non expired ESTAs based on old style machine readable passports who would be caught out by this, hence VS flagging it up.