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
  • guides
  • scouts
  • 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