You can apply for British passport if you are already a British citizen by birth, naturalisation or registration. Our specialist team of immigration solicitors can expert legal advice and representations for your application for British passport. Ask a question to our immigration solicitors for free immigration advice or book an appointment for detailed immigration advice and consultation concerning your application for British passport.

Application For First British Passport

You can apply for first British passport as soon as you have acquired the British nationality status due to your birth, naturalisation or registration. If the applicant is outside the UK, the applicant can apply for first British passort from outside the UK using application form OS online. An application for first British passport from outside the UK can take up to 6 months for the first British passport to be issued to the applicant.

If the applicant is inside the UK, the applicant can apply for his/her first British passport either online or using a paper form. A decision on first British passport from inside the UK is normally made within 3 to 6 weeks.

Application For First British Passport Of A British Child Born Outside The UK

If you are a British citizen otherwise than by descent and your child is born outside the UK, your child will be British citizen by descent. You can apply for the first British passport of your child from outside the UK by showing that you are a British citizen otherwise than by descent and your child has become British by descent becuase you automatically passed on your British citizenship to your child born outside the UK.

Application For First British Passport After Naturalisation

You can apply for your first adult British passport after naturalisation as a British Citizen. It normally takes up to 6 weeks for Her Magesty's Passport Office (HMPO) to process the application for first adult British passport after naturalisation as a British Citizen.

Application For Renewal Of British Passport

You can apply for the renewal of your British passport before or after the expiry of your British passport. If you are resident abroad, you can apply for renewal of your British passport from outside the UK. If you are living in the UK, you can apply for renewal of your British passport from inside the UK. You can track your passport application immediately if you apply online or after 3 weeks if you apply by post.

How To Apply For British Passport?

You can apply online to renew, replace or update your passport.

You can also pick up passport application forms from your local Post Office and apply by post, or use the Post Office Check and Send service.

It is cheaper to apply for a passport online than by post.

How Long It Takes?

It takes up to 3 weeks to renew or replace a passport online. It may take longer for a first adult passport. You may be able to get a passport urgently to travel for compassionate reasons or work, or to prove your identity.

How Can We Help?

We can represent you in your application for British passport and carry out all the work on your application until decision is made by the HM Passport Office (HMPO) on your British passport application. The casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors in relation to your application for British passport will entail the following:

  • Assessing your eligibility to British passport by considering your nationality status;
  • Advising you on the relevant laws, procedures and requirements for an application for British passport;
  • Advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your British passport application;
  • Completing the relevnat application form for British passport application;
  • Preparing cover letter in support of your British passport application explaining in detail your eligibility for British passport;
  • Submitting the application for British passport to HM Passport Office (HMPO) and liaising with the HM Passport Office until decision is made by the HM Passport Office on your British passport application.

How Much We Charge?

Unless your application is very complicated, our fees for an application for British passport are as given in the fee table below: 

Our Service Our Fee
Full service for British passport application to cover all the work until decision by HM Passport Office (HMPO) From £500 + VAT To £1,500 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of your application for British passport and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for British passport application, the applicant will also have to pay the the passport application fee to HM Passport Office (HMPO).

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FAQs - British Passport Application

How can I apply for British passport from outside the UK?

If you are outside the UK, you can apply for your British passport online.

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Book An Appointment With Our Immigration Team

You can choose to book an appointment with one of the following immigration solicitors and lawyers depending on the type of your UK visa and immigration matter:

Mr Arshad Mahmood (Managing Director / Solicitor)

Areas of Expertise

Work Visas | Sponsor Licence | Student Visa | Dependants Of Work Visa Holders | BNO Visa | Applications For Adopted Children | Applications For Surrogate Children

Mr Amir Naviwala (Director / Solicitor)

Areas of Expertise

Family Visa | EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Applications | Long Residence Applications | Private Life Applications | Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) Applications | Naturalisation Applications | Visitor Visas

Ms. Nargis Khodadady (Immigration Solicitor)

Areas of Expertise

Skilled Worker Visa | Sponsor Licence | Dependants Of Work Visa Holders | Family Visas | Private Life Applications | Long Residence Applications | Naturalisation As A British Citizen

Yogita Sharma (Immigration Solicitor)

Areas of Expertise

Skilled Worker Visa | Sponsor Licence | Dependants Of Work Visa Holders | Family Visas | Private Life Applications | Long Residence Applications | Naturalisation As A British Citizen

Mr Abdul Mutee (Immigration Solicitor)

Areas of Expertise

Compensation For Unlawful Immigration Detention

Mr Muhammad Usman Rasheed (Senior Immigration Caseworker)

Areas of Expertise

Skilled Worker Visa | Dependants Of Work Visa Holders | Family Visa | Long Residence Applications | Private Life Applications | Naturalisation Applications | Visitor Visas

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Miss Julia Francis-Owusuasefa (Divorce & Family Law Caseworker)