How To Acquire British Passport
What is British Passport?
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.
How To Acquire British Passport
- Be over 18 years old.
- Be of “good character”.
- Be currently living in the UK.
- Meet the English language requirements.
- Pass the “Life in the UK” test.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you need to get a British passport?
The following are the documents required to apply for your first British passport:
- Your birth or adoption certificate (if you were born in the UK before January 1983)
- Evidence of one of your parents’ immigration status (if you were born in the UK after January 1983)
Can you automatically become a British citizen?
You do not automatically get British citizenship if you were born in the UK. It depends on when you were born and your parents’ circumstances . You may be eligible to apply for citizenship if you were born in the UK and are not a British citizen.
How long does it take to get a British passport?
First Time UK Passport processing times 10 to 16 weeks. Register as a British citizen first before applying for your UK passport, it will take close to 6-9 months: 4-7 months to register as a British citizen and up to 2 months to get your passport. Urgent passport request, please click here.
How much is a UK passport?
|Apply online||Apply by paper form|
|Adult (16 and over) 50-page frequent traveller passport||£93.50||£104|
|Child (under 16) standard 34-page passport||£53.50||£64|
|Child (under 16) 50-page frequent traveller passport||£64.50||£75|
|Passport for people born on or before 2 September 1929||Free||Free|
What color is the British passport?
The British passport is now a non-EU passport with a blue (soft cover) and a gold Royal crest. British passports are: available in 2 sizes – standard (34 pages) or Frequent Traveller passport. valid for 10 years for adults and 5 years for children.
What are the benefits of having a British passport?
The benefits of British citizenship and of holding a passport include:
- You have the right to live and work permanently in the UK, free of immigration controls.
- You have the right to vote in any elections.
- You have access to free NHS health care.
Can I work in UK with British passport?
If you’re a British or Irish citizen
You can prove your right to work by showing your employer your British or Irish passport. It doesn’t matter if your passport has expired. If you don’t have a British or Irish passport, you can use a valid passport from another country.
Can I move to the UK without a job?
Yes, Americans can move to the UK without a job if they’re eligible for a student visa, ancestry visa, or spousal visa. A lot of the other jobless visas are mainly eligible for Commonwealth nations, so the US isn’t included, but there are definitely ways for US citizens to move to the UK without a job.
What type is a British passport?
The British passport is now a non-EU passport with a blue (soft cover) and a gold Royal crest. British passports are: available in 2 sizes – standard (34 pages) or Frequent Traveller passport.
How do you get a British passport?
You must have British nationality to apply for or hold a British passport. Having British nationality does not guarantee you a passport. For example, you may not get a new passport (or your existing passport may be taken from you) if: you’re suspected of a serious crime and an arrest warrant has been issued.