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HM Passport Office: passports policy

Passports policy publications.

Information and guidance on HM Passport Office passport policy.

Documents

  1. Posting passports and documents

    • Guidance
  2. Observations in passports

    • Guidance
  3. Naturalisation certificates

    • Guidance
  4. Searches

    • Guidance
  5. Countersignatories

    • Guidance
  6. Passports: marriage guidance

    • Guidance
  7. Birth certificates and the full birth certificate policy

    • Guidance
  8. Restricted validity passports

    • Guidance
  9. Treaty rights

    • Guidance
  10. Registration certificates

    • Guidance
  11. Regional office interview process

    • Guidance
  12. Legitimation and domicile

    • Guidance
  13. Refusing and withdrawing passport facilities and withdrawal of applications

    • Guidance
  14. Immigration and right of abode

    • Guidance
  15. Adoption

    • Guidance
  16. Prisoners

    • Guidance
  17. Preventing and resolving errors on passports

    • Guidance
  18. Photographic standards

    • Guidance
  19. Check & Send service

    • Guidance
  20. Cancellation of passports

    • Guidance
  21. General information and application types

    • Guidance
  22. Royal Prerogative

    • Guidance
  23. Biometric residence permits for foreign nationals

    • Guidance
  24. Visas and travel requirements

    • Guidance
  25. Foreign documents

    • Guidance
  26. Biometric passports

    • Guidance
  27. Examiner Quality Assurance (EQA)

    • Guidance
  28. Application fees and refunds

    • Guidance
  29. Collection and submission of passports at the counter

    • Guidance
  30. Titles included in passports

    • Guidance
  31. Damaged and faulty passports

    • Guidance
  32. Children's applications: change of name

    • Guidance
  33. Home Office status letters

    • Guidance
  34. Storage, destruction and retention of documents

    • Guidance
  35. Customer conduct

    • Guidance
  36. Travelling to Libya

    • Guidance
  37. Lost, stolen and recovered passports - LSR team policy

    • Guidance
  38. Lost, stolen and recovered passports - examiner policy

    • Guidance
  39. British national (overseas) and British dependent territories citizens

    • Guidance
  40. Counter services and upgrades

    • Guidance
  41. Children's applications

    • Guidance
  42. Freedom of Information (FOI)

    • Guidance
  43. Compensation and complaints handling

    • Guidance
  44. Documents lost or damaged

    • Guidance
  45. Home Office travel documents

    • Guidance
  46. Specimen passports

    • Guidance
  47. Travel restriction orders

    • Guidance
  48. Statutory declarations

    • Guidance
  49. Gender recognition

    • Guidance
  50. Civil partnership

    • Guidance
  51. Dual citizens

    • Guidance
  52. Applicants who are unable to write

    • Guidance
  53. Date and place of birth

    • Guidance
  54. Using Welsh in passports

    • Guidance
  55. HM Forces passport applications

    • Guidance
  56. Customer call back

    • Guidance
Published 7 February 2012
Last updated 29 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Guidance on posting methods for passports and documents added.
  2. First published.