1. Who can apply

You must have British nationality to be eligible for a British passport.

An adult passport is valid for 10 years.

Apply for a first adult passport if you’re aged 16 or over (or will be within 3 weeks) and never had a child passport.

If you’ve already had a child passport and it has run out, follow the process for renewing your passport in the UK or outside the UK.

You can use your child passport until it expires, even if you’re over 18.

Follow the process for getting a first adult passport if the last passport you had was an old black or blue passport.

There has been no change to the rights and status of EU nationals in the UK, and UK nationals in the EU, as a result of the referendum.