Getting your first adult passport

Passport interviews

After you apply, you may be asked to attend an interview to confirm your identity. You’ll get a letter from HM Passport Office asking you to phone for an appointment at a passport interview office.

You can choose the office you go to, but you may not get the exact time or date you want.

The passport interview offices are for interviews only – they cannot give you a passport there and then.

HM Passport Office may be able to arrange an interview closer to you if you live in a remote area. Ask when you phone.

You may not need an interview if you were born on or before 2 September 1929. Your letter will tell you if you do not need an interview.

What happens at the interview

The interview will take about 30 minutes.

You’ll be asked questions about yourself to make sure you are who you claim to be.

Your application will be processed after your interview.

Any personal information used in the interview will be destroyed shortly after your passport is issued.