It’s aimed at any British passport holder, whatever direction they are travelling in - or intend to travel. I am might pleased to have seen this thread. Mine was also deemed N.G. for travel post Brexit [No Deal].
I happen to be in Spain but intending to go to UK soon for admin stuff. If you are ex-UK you can’t go if you have sent your p/p for renewal - although I s’pose you could try to wing it with other ‘docamenti’. And if you go and then send off for renewal while in UK you have to wait for the new one in order to return whence you came.
I had a faff with the photo. I’m a pro photographer. I did it with my phone in ‘selfie’ mode.
First the complaint was ‘the colour’. I hadn’t messed with the photo. I tried again, different [natural] lighting. Same complaint.
I cranked up Adobe Lightroom, a pro photo-fettler app, tweaked colour temperature, contrast, saturation, exposure - made myself look washed-out pale-faced Brit - no complaints! Then I thought the specs cord might upset them. Did it again. This time I knew what they expect to see, so all good.
£86 + £19.xx courier to Spain. And stuck, now, till it pitches up.