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Changes to British passport application process in Libya

This world location news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

From 25 March 2014, British nationals should submit their passport application directly to Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK for processing.

We are making important changes to the way we deliver British passports. From 25 March 2014, you should submit your application directly to Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK for processing. Your passport and supporting documents will be delivered to the UK Visa Application Centre - you must collect them in person. They will contact you - using the details in your application form - when your passport and documents are ready to collect. You must bring photo ID with you.

All the information needed to complete the passport application process, including address and contact details for the UK Visa Application Centre, is available on the GOV.UK website.

If you cannot find the information you need on the GOV.UK website, please contact the Passport Adviceline on +44 300 222 0000 (operates from 8am-8pm UK time) or e-mail: overseasNewportCCC@hmpo.gsi.gov.uk.

You should avoid leaving applying for your passport until the last minute. You can apply to renew your passport at any time. Any remaining validity up to nine months will be transferred from your old passport to your new one.

You should not book travel until you have received your new passport. The British Government cannot accept responsibility for costs incurred if travel is booked and subsequently cancelled before the passport has been received. Information on processing times can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Nationality enquiries

The Home Office is the lead government department on nationality matters. If you have an enquiry about eligibility for British citizenship or nationality, information can be found at: British passport eligibility.

Urgent travel

If you need to travel urgently but your normal passport is not available, you should contact the nearest Consular Assistance team at the British Embassy Tripoli on 021 335 1084/5/6. In certain circumstances our staff may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document but this is not a substitute for a full UK passport.