Passports

British Passports

Adult, children & disabled British passport information. Click on links below for further detailed information.

British passport information
Renew or replace adult passport

The rules for passports, driving, EHIC cards, pet travel and more may change after the UK leaves the EU. Act now so you can travel as planned.

Get a passport for your child

The rules for passports, driving, EHIC cards, pet travel and more may change after the UK leaves the EU. Act now so you can travel as planned.

Passport service if you are disabled

There are free services and facilities to help you with your passport application if you’re disabled.

Apply for or renew a British passport if you are visiting the UK

You will need to be in the UK for 3 weeks to renew a British passport, or 6 weeks to apply for a first British passport, if you’re visiting the UK.

Overseas passport application

Get the forms, prices and application details you need if you’re a British national and you want to renew or apply for a British passport from overseas.

Passport rules for travel to Europe after Brexit

Advice for British passport holders if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Passport advice & complaints

Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) for advice or complaints about British passports issued in the UK.

Passport Check & Send services

Some Post Offices can check your passport application – called ‘Check and Send’. It’s less likely that your application will be rejected if you use Check and Send.

Applying for a visa to come to the UK

You may need a visa to come to the UK to study, work, visit or join family.

There are different visas depending on:

  • where you come from
  • why you want to come to the UK
  • how long you want to stay for
  • your personal circumstances and skills

Before you apply, you must check if you need a visa and what type you need. Depending on your nationality, you might not need a visa.

Your application must be approved before you travel.