Applying for a British Passport is the last step of your UK citizenship journey. You can use this document to prove your status as a British national.
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You can submit your British Passport application process once you have become a British citizen. This document will let you prove your status as a UK national, either after registration or naturalisation.
A passport is a travel document that will allow you to enter and leave the country free from immigration controls. It can also be used as proof of identity for accessing benefits and services and also represents proof of right to work, study and live permanently in the UK.
Our team of immigration lawyers can help you submit your form or apply for a British Passport for your children.
You can request your passport via one of the following methods:
If you are applying from abroad, you must follow a different procedure. The process you will have to go through will depend on the particular rules of the country you are applying from.
To avoid any delay in your application, it is essential to fill in each part of your form correctly. When completing your documents, you should keep in mind the following:
When submitting your application, you must ensure that you send only your original documents.
Photocopies are not accepted, but you can get an official copy of the evidence that you are not able to gather.
The following are the documents required to apply for your first British passport:
A counter-signatory is someone of your choice who can confirm your identity. Their role is to confirm that they have known you personally for at least two years and that, to the best of their knowledge, the information you have provided in your application is correct.
Your counter-signatory must:
You will not need a countersignatory if you are applying online or from abroad.
The cost of your British passport will vary depending on the type of application you are making, and from where you are submitting your form.
If you are applying from the UK, you will be charged as follows:
All your documentation will be returned separately from your passport once your application is completed. If you wish, you can pay an additional charge for a secure delivery, that will let you track your package. You will be responsible for providing a valid UK address where your documents and passport will be delivered.
Any personal information used or provided during your interview will be destroyed after your passport is issued.
If you need support with your passport application, you can get in touch with our London, Manchester, or Birmingham immigration lawyers, or alternatively, use the office finder to find the closest branch to you.