Airbnb: Passports

Home Office written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Labour, Rhondda

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will discuss with Airbnb the security implications of the requirement by some hosts for guests to send the photograph page of their passport to secure a booking.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

The Government recognises the importance of appropriate identity checking processes. It is a matter for each organisation to determine how this is done in a way that protects them and their customers.

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