This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
One in five British passport applications overseas are delayed to the applicant because the form has not been filled out correctly.
Once the Smart form is filled out online it can be printed, signed and posted along with supporting documentation, photos and payment for processing.
The new form is for adult, child and British Nationals Overseas applications overseas.
The new form should not be used for:
gratis war veteran passports (those who were born before September 1929 and are otherwise eligible for such a passport should use Identity and Passport Services Form SE04 - available on request from your nearest British Consulate.