You can apply for a British passport if you have British nationality. But there are some circumstances where your application can be refused or your existing passport can be retained.
You must have British nationality to apply for or hold a British passport.
Having British nationality doesn’t guarantee you a passport. For example, you may not get a new passport (or your existing passport may be taken from you) if:
A passport can also be cancelled or not renewed if it’s for a child and there’s a court order in place stopping the child from leaving the UK.
Your eligibility and entitlement to a British passport will be considered when you apply.
Passports belong to the government and can be cancelled or withdrawn at any time.
You can apply for a British passport if you’re a:
There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.