How do I Apply for a UK Passport?

UK Passport applications are no longer submitted by mail. You can no longer submit a passport application to the British High Commission in Ottawa (unless it’s an emergency passport application), to the processing centre that used to be in Washington, DC, or to Durham. Now, all applications must be completed online. However, you still have to submit a signed declaration by mail.

In order to complete the passport application, first you must

  1. choose the type of passport you want to apply for
  2. provide your personal information including your name, address and contact information
  3. answer questions about your previous passport(s), if applicable
  4. answer questions about your British nationality (if this is a first time application)

Then, the system will calculate your fee for you. At this point you’ll have to add your credit card information. You can only pay by MasterCard or VISA.

Finally, you need to print off the declaration form, sign it, and mail it to the appropriate office in the UK.

You should receive your passport in 4-8 weeks.

Apply for your First British Passport

Claim Your UK Citizenship.

We’ll review your application for accuracy and completeness and file it with the UK passport office in Durham.


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