If you are applying for your first adult passport, a passport for someone aged 16 or under, or you were born outside the UK, you will need to fill in a section of this online form that asks for your parent's details. If you do not have these details, please contact our Passport Advice line on 0300 222 0000 before you start.
Although this online form is very much easier to fill in than a paper application form, this service should not be used if you are travelling within the next four weeks. If you are travelling within the next two weeks, it will be necessary for you to visit your nearest passport office in person. If you are travelling within the next two to four weeks, it is recommended that you apply using the Check & Send service available at certain selected Post Office® branches. Full details of the best methods of applying can be accessed from our Home Page.
IPS will check the details you provide using information held by public and private sector organisations in order to determine whether to issue a passport. Those details may be used by the Identity and Passport Service to test our systems and to ensure the effective operation of passport services. We may also contact you to ask if you are satisfied with such services. We may pass information held on your passport and on related passport records to public and private sector organisations in the UK and abroad when you use your passport, obtain a service or when it is in the public interest to do so.
This service is only available to British nationals currently in the UK, for the return of a passport to an address in the UK. If you are outside the UK (this includes the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), your passport application will be processed by your regional passport processing centre. Each regional passport processing centre processes applications from certain countries