Basic passport checks

To be used when checking passports for identification.

Applies to England and Wales


Basic passport checks

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This document is to be used when checking passports for identification.

It covers the important information of what to expect, plus additional notes for the 1988, 1998, 2006, 2010 and 2015 versions of the UK passport.

Published 9 February 2011
Last updated 19 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Accessible HTML version added.

  2. Updated to remove references to DX.

  3. Updated to reflect extended validity

  4. Updated guidance

  5. First published.