British Passport

Your eligibility and entitlement to a British passport will be considered when
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A British passport is a travel document issued by the United Kingdom or other British dependencies and territories to individuals holding any form of British nationality. It grants the bearer international passage in accordance with visa requirements and serves as proof of citizenship.

You can apply for a British passport if you have British nationality. But there are some circumstances where your application can be refused or your existing passport can be retained.

What are the benefits of having British passport?

  • The right to live in the UK – your status will be permanently settled
  • The right to hold a British passport
  • Full civic rights – this includes the right to vote in elections and the right to stand for public office
  • Free NHS medical care
  • The right to work in the UK
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Getting a passport if you’re outside the UK

Getting a British passport within the UK

Lost and stolen passports

Passport rules

Passport fees

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