While no-one really likes their passport photo, Salford's Stuart Boyd got a massive shock when he opened up his new passport and saw that his image had somehow morphed into Adolf Hitler.
"Obviously you go out of your way to make sure your photo looks ok but then you open it up and think `Oh my God! What the hell is that?'" says Stuart "I was absolutely gutted and distraught when I saw it.
"I WhatsApp-ed it to my sister and she said `Someone's done that on purpose'" he adds "Does nobody check these things before they send them out? They must have all looked at it and started laughing, and thought `We're going to send this out anyway'. I was absolutely mortified, I just couldn't believe it. When you go on holiday your mates say `Let's have a look at your passport photo' and, well, the first thing they're going to say is `You look like Adolf Hitler!'..."
Stuart posted the Hitler photo on his Facebook page and got a massive reaction, most of which was hilarious, or `Heilarious' as someone wrote...
Glen said `What's the problem? It looks alreich to me...'
Mark said: `A word of advice. Don't be thinking of going to Germany soon...'
Andy said: `God knows what's going to happen when you go through passport control as the likeness is uncanny LOL. Have you ever done your family tree?'
"We're going away in June and my friend Anita said `We're going to send you down to get the sunbeds every morning as they won't challenge you'" Paul laughs - but, as well as seeing the funny side he wants the Passport Office to change the photo to one that looks more like him...
"Hitler is pretty bad really and I've got to put up with that for ten years" he explains "I want to send it back."
Last night, a spokesperson for Her Majesty's Passport Office told the Salford Star: "All UK passports are carefully created and checked to exacting standards before they are issued", and promised to contact Stuart to "investigate this case further"...
Update: 30th May
The Passport Office has now agreed to issue Stuart with a new passport - and less Hitler-like image!!!