Apply for a British Passport
There are various different types of British passports; a British citizen is entitled to a British citizen passport.
A British passport application is not an “immigration” application, like an application for a visa; it is an administrative application. Other than in rare and exceptional cases, a British citizen is entitled to hold a British citizen passport, and if the applicant can prove that they are indeed a British citizen then they can, generally speaking, expect the application to be successful.
Adults and children can apply to HM Passport Agency for a British passport. In most cases the application is made within the UK but in some cases it can be made outside the UK. It sometimes happens, for example, that a child has been born outside the UK and lives outside the UK but one or more parents is a British citizen and the child is also a British citizen and can thus apply for a passport. Such an application is called an application for an overseas British passport, but the passport that is issued is the same as that issued in the UK.
A British citizen may also be able to apply for a passport renewal or replacement from outside the UK.
We can also identify if children are automatically British following a detailed assessment and subsequently apply for their first British Passport, if eligible.
Requirements for British Passport Application
You will need to submit relevant documents to support your British passport application which can vary based on if you are born before or after 1st Jan 1983 and if you were born in or outside the UK.
Passport applications require qualifying referees or countersignatories. If the application is based on parentage (as with a child’s application) then appropriate evidence of this needs to be submitted with the application. The applicant may also need to prove where they were born.
The application if made in the UK can be made either online or by post. The application process may involve an “identity interview” with HM Passport Agency, so that they can satisfy themselves that the applicant is who they say they are. An overseas British passport application, and especially if it is made by a child, is relatively complex, because there are more aspects to prove.
What we can do for you for a successful British Passport application
We can advise you about the requirements for referees / countersignatories. If the proposed person does not meet the requirements then the application is likely to be unsuccessful. We can also advise you about the other evidential requirements which, in some cases, are onerous.
We will provide a Person Specific Document Checklist so that you can gather the required documents according to the requirements so that your British passport application is processed swiftly.
British Overseas Passport holders are encouraged to contact us and we will help you determine the rights you hold with British Overseas passport and options you have to settle in the UK.
We are able to explain and guide you on how to meet each of the specific requirements for the British passport application. We have helped many applicants who have had their British passport granted successfully the first time.
We will complete your application forms and advise you on how the application is submitted. We will also provide a Letter of Representation to accompany your application explaining your case to the Home Office and dealing with all the correspondence involved.
We will continue to make ourselves available during and after the submission of your application until a decision is made.
We will work hard to advise you so that you have the best chance of success.
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We have assisted many clients to apply for British Passport from all over the world.
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