It takes 6 weeks to issue collective passports. Do not book travel until you have a valid passport.
A collective (or group) passport is a way for an organised group of young people to make a trip to certain European countries.
A collective passport costs £39.
Young people should travel on their own passports if possible.
Who can use a collective passport
The passport is not for families but for groups such as:
- schools and sixth form colleges
- other recognised youth organisations
You can have between 5 and 50 children on a group passport. If there are more than 50 in the group, you can split the group and apply for 2 or more passports.
Everyone on the passport must be a British national and under 18 by the end of the trip.
A group leader must be named on the passport. The passport is invalid if the group leader cannot travel, but if a deputy leader is named on the application, they can take over.
The group leader and deputy leader must:
- be aged 21 or over
- be a British citizen and have a British passport
- be a UK resident