Who can apply for a British passport?
You can apply for a British passport if you’re a:
- British citizen
- British Overseas Territories citizen
- British overseas citizen
- British subject
- British national (overseas)
- British protected person
You must have British nationality in order to apply for a British passport.
For information on how to obtain British nationality, please refer to our British Citizenship section.
However, it is important to note that having a British nationality does not guarantee you a passport. There may be circumstances where you may not get a new British passport.
Child British Passport
You can apply for your child’s British passport if your child is under the age of 16.
A child passport is valid for 5 years.
First Adult Passport
You can apply for your first adult passport if:
- You are over the age of 16 (or will be in 3 weeks)
- And never had a child British passport
An adult passport is valid for 10 years.
For further information on how to apply for your British passport, please do not hesitate to contact us.