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Advice for Dual Nationals Applying for a UK Passport

Advice for dual nationals and holders of British Overseas Territories (Cayman Islands) Passports applying for a UK Passport

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Advice from the UK Passport Office makes clear that dual nationals and Cayman Islands passport holders who are applying for a UK passport should send in a full colour photocopy of their existing passports, instead of sending in the original document. This means that Cayman Islands passport holders will not be without a travel document when making their UK passport application. Full details, including a table of the supporting documents required can be found at

Published 24 October 2014