If you want to obtain a UK passport, you should be a British citizen, a British overseas territories citizen, a British national (overseas), a British overseas citizen, a British subject or a British protected person. In addition, you may be eligible for a British passport through your mother, your partner or where you live. This article provides helpful information regarding how to obtain a UK passport.
When to apply for a UK passport?
You can to apply for a UK citizenship in two cases. First of all, if you never had a passport before and secondly, if you have lost your passport. Of course, in both cases you only need to apply for a UK passport if you are planning on travelling and you have to make an application to the Identity and Passport Service (widely known as IPS). You can find the application form online.
First adult passport
In the first case, namely when you are applying for your first ticket, you should be very careful. This means that you have to make your UK passport application at least six weeks before your travel dates. Six weeks are needed because after completing and submitting your passport application form, you have to pass successfully through an interview process. Interview process Your interview will be arranged by the Identity and Passport Service after the responsible managers of the agency have received and checked your passport application. Note that when a person reaches the age of 16, he or she can apply for a first adult passport if he or she did not have a child passport before, or if he or she was never included on a parent’s passport. Yet, if someone when reaching the age of 16 already has a valid passport, then he or she can continue to use it until the passport is expired, and then apply for an adult passport renewal.
If a person is under 16 years old and wants to apply for a UK passport, he or she should apply for a child passport, which lasts for five years. But if the child is expected to become 16 before the passport issuance, he or she should apply as though he or she is 16 years old and submit an adult fee along with your passport application to the Identity and Passport Service.