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HM Passport Office: passports policy

Passports policy publications.

Information and guidance on HM Passport Office passport policy.

Documents

  1. HM Forces passport applications

    • Guidance
  2. Biometric passports

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

    • Guidance
  4. Damaged and faulty passports

    • Guidance
  5. Posting passports and documents

    • Guidance
  6. Observations in passports

    • Guidance
  7. Naturalisation certificates

    • Guidance
  8. Searches

    • Guidance
  9. Countersignatories

    • Guidance
  10. Passports: marriage guidance

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

    • Guidance
  12. Restricted validity passports

    • Guidance
  13. Treaty rights

    • Guidance
  14. Registration certificates

    • Guidance
  15. Regional office interview process

    • Guidance
  16. Legitimation and domicile

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

    • Guidance
  18. Immigration and right of abode

    • Guidance
  19. Adoption

    • Guidance
  20. Prisoners

    • Guidance
  21. Preventing and resolving errors on passports

    • Guidance
  22. Photographic standards

    • Guidance
  23. Check & Send service

    • Guidance
  24. Cancellation of passports

    • Guidance
  25. General information and application types

    • Guidance
  26. Royal Prerogative

    • Guidance
  27. Biometric residence permits for foreign nationals

    • Guidance
  28. Visas and travel requirements

    • Guidance
  29. Foreign documents

    • Guidance
  30. Examiner Quality Assurance (EQA)

    • Guidance
  31. Application fees and refunds

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

    • Guidance
  33. Titles included in passports

    • Guidance
  34. Home Office status letters

    • Guidance
  35. Storage, destruction and retention of documents

    • Guidance
  36. Customer conduct

    • Guidance
  37. Travelling to Libya

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

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

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

    • Guidance
  41. Counter services and upgrades

    • Guidance
  42. Children's applications

    • Guidance
  43. Freedom of Information (FOI)

    • Guidance
  44. Compensation and complaints handling

    • Guidance
  45. Documents lost or damaged

    • Guidance
  46. Home Office travel documents

    • Guidance
  47. Specimen passports

    • Guidance
  48. Travel restriction orders

    • Guidance
  49. Statutory declarations

    • Guidance
  50. Gender recognition

    • Guidance
  51. Civil partnership

    • Guidance
  52. Dual citizens

    • Guidance
  53. Applicants who are unable to write

    • Guidance
  54. Date and place of birth

    • Guidance
  55. Using Welsh in passports

    • Guidance
  56. Customer call back

    • Guidance
Published 7 February 2012
Last updated 22 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. HM Forces applications document updated.
  2. Guidance on posting methods for passports and documents added.
  3. First published.