Guidance

Obtaining a UK passport

Guidelines and checks for obtaining a UK passport.

Documents

International passport comparisons (PDF file - 11kb)

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Basic passport checks (PDF file - 1mb - Warning: large file)

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Children Policy (PDF file - 190kb)

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Collective passport application (Microsoft Word file - 928kb)

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Eye distance template (PDF file - 181kb)

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Guidance notes for social services departments when applying for passports on behalf of 'looked after children' (PDF file - 65kb)

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Introducing the new UK passport (PDF file - 338kb)

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List of interview offices (Microsoft Excel file - 26kb)

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List of IPS regional passport offices (Microsoft Excel file - 24kb)

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Passport photographs (PDF file - 298kb)

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Detail

These documents include guidelines and checks for obtaining a UK passport; also included are lists of passport offices and interview offices.

Date: Wed Feb 09 09:19:47 GMT 2011

This documents provides comparisons of fees for passports around the world, including price and validity for both adult and child passports and use of e-passports.

This document is to be used when checking passports for identification. It covers the key information of what to expect, alongside additional notes, for the 1988, 2006 and 2010 versions of the UK passport.

This IPS policy defines a child as a person who has not yet reached the age of 18 years. This document includes guidance on first-time applicants, renewals, parental responsibility, court orders and loco parentis.

A collective (or group) passport is an easy and cost-effective way for organised groups of young people to make trips to certain European countries.

This template can be used for checking photographs for all passport applicants aged six and over - the shaded areas show where the eyes should appear.

These notes provide general advice for social services departments when making passport applications on behalf of children subject to care/supervision orders or accommodated by voluntary agreement.

This document explains the changes to the UK passport, which was introduced in October 2010. It covers the new security features (chip, watermark, biographical page and secondary image) and new design theme.

You will find an alphabetical list of interview offices in cities throughout the UK, showing addresses, postcodes and opening hours.

Find out the street addresses, postcodes and opening hours of regional passport offices around the UK.

This documents provides the standards for acceptable UK passport photographs. It also provides a template and examples of good, acceptable and unacceptable photographs.