What we do

HM Passport Office is the sole issuer of UK passports and responsible for civil registration services through the General Register Office.

HM Passport Office is part of the Home Office.

Read more about what we do


Our announcements

Our publications

  1. HM Passport Office: November 2015

    • Transparency data
  2. Applying for a passport

    • Guidance

See all our publications

Our statistics

  1. HMPO performance data 2012 to 2013

    • Official Statistics
  2. IPS performance data 2011 to 2012

    • Official Statistics

See all our statistics

Our management

  • Mark Thomson

    Director General, Her Majesty's Passport Office; Registrar General for England and Wales

Contact HM Passport Office

General enquiries

HM Passport Office
PO Box 767


Press enquiries

This service is for members of the media only. The Home Office press office handles all media enquiries for HM Passport Office.


The line is open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 5.30pm weekends and public holidays. Calls to 0300 numbers are charged at your network provider's standard national rate.

Birth, marriage and death certificates

The line is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of information requests

Parliamentary and diplomatic enquiries team
Her Majesty's Passport Office
Globe House
89 Eccleston Square


Please only use for Freedom of information requests

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme.