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First Adult Passport Application Process

To be eligible you need to be one of
the following

  • A British citizen
  • A British overseas territories citizen
  • A British subject
  • A British national (overseas)
  • A British protected person

All applicants must be aged 16 or over.

Important Note

  • If you are applying from outside of the UK, click here.
  • If you had a child passport before, follow this process to Renew Your Passport
  • We are required by the passport office to pay for all applications prior to booking. We book all our submissions once all documents have arrived to ensure that no risk of fee loss occurs. Note that our processing time will begin from the booked appointment date.

Identity interview

After you have applied for a First Adult Passport, His Majesty's Passport Office will write to you. On receiving this letter, you will be required to make an appointment for an interview at one of their offices.

During this interview you will be asked questions which a person attempting to steal your identity would not know the answers to.

Please be aware that these offices are for interviews only. The interview typically lasts 30 minutes. Following the interview, the passport office will commence with the processing of your passport, which can then be tracked online.

Length of application process

His Majesty's Passport Office

The standard length of the application process with His Majesty's Passport Office can be up to 6 weeks.

Rapid British Passports

Rapid British Passports are unable to process first adult passports but offer a Pre Check Service for your application to ensure that you do not face any delays or issues when making your first passport application. As part of the Pre Check Service one of our experienced consultants will review your paperwork before you send it to the passport office. Our team can answer any queries you might have before completing the form, and will go through every detail of it once it has been completed to ensure a successful outcome.

Required documents

first adult passport

For applicants born or adopted in the United Kingdom:

  • Birth or adoption certificate.

For applicants born on or after the 1 January 1983, it is also necessary to include:

  • The UK birth certificate of one parent.
  • The certificate of registration/naturalisation provided by the Home Office.
  • A British passport from one parent which was valid at time of applicant's birth.
  • Provide proof of one parent's immigration status in the UK at time of applicant's birth, for example a passport of one parent. When sending documents that are related to your father, please also include your parents' marriage certificate.

For applicants that were born outside the United Kingdom:

  • Certificate of Naturalisation or Registration.
  • The passport that was current at the time applicant entered the UK or foreign passport applicant was included on.

Service Fee

Pre Check Service
£ 130*

Rapid British Passports are able to provide a same day Pre Check Service for your documents, ensuring that there are no errors on your form and that all your questions are answered before you send them to the passport office. Service fee is subject to VAT.

Benefits of applying with us

Don't physically go anywhere.

By using us as your acting agency to process your application at His Majesty's Passport Office, all you have to do is send us your application from your local post office or by courier.

Application processed immediately.

We have urgent appointments available every day; therefore we can process your application without delay.

Documents pre checked before sent.

Your agent will check your items in order to avoiding delays and rejection.

Professional customer service.

Our agents are on hand via email and phone call to assist with any type of query you might have.

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*Disclaimer: We are a private company and this is a commercial website to apply for a passport applications. You will be charged a fee for using our services. You are also able to apply directly through the His Majesty's Passport Office where you will not pay any additional service fees. Should you wish to apply directly with the embassy you may do so here