i thought they scrapped the whole Biometric-ID plan a few months back after deciding it was a huge waste of time, money, effort, everything else..? If it was a compulsory thing to have one, like in other european countries (I know Portugal has had nat. ID cards for well over 10 years) then it'd make sense I guess. But voluntary.. what is the point? Why are they any better than a biometric passport, apart from the price label?