Our specialist Immigration lawyers are highly experienced and can assist with your British passport application, helping guide you through the process and increasing your chances of success.

To apply for a British passport, you must first hold British nationality (citizenship).
Establishing if a person has British citizenship already or whether they can naturalise or register as a British citizen is particularly important because of the implications it has for a person’s immigration status in the UK.

If you are applying for your first British passport, you should expect to have to attend an interview at an Identity and Passport Service (IPS) office and answers questions to verify your identity.

In some cases, they may need to take extra time to assess your application, including confirming details you have given and contacting your countersignature. Nationality law can be complex we always advise that specialist advice should be taken is matters are not straightforward. Our expert immigration lawyers can assist you with all aspects of your British passport application.

British Passport Eligibility

You must have British nationality to apply for or hold a British passport.

 

Having British nationality does not automatically guarantee you a passport if:

  • You’re suspected of a serious crime and an arrest warrant has been issued
  • A court order stops you having a UK passport or restricts your travel
  • You’re on bail and bail conditions mean you cannot leave the UK
  • You’ve been brought back to the UK before at the government’s expense and have not repaid what you owe
  • You’ve received a European Union or United Nations order which restricts your travel

Passport Interviews

Nearly all first British adult passport applicants who are 16 and over will now have to attend a passport interview. These interviews were established to help the Home Office to verify the identity of the applicant and to lower the level of passports that are fraudulently obtained.

All applicants who have to attend a UK passport interview will be sent a letter stating which office they must attend. The interview takes about 30 minutes to complete where you will be asked to verify certain personal information which only the individual applying for the UK passport would know.

How Long Does the Process Take?

In our experience, we would allow 6 weeks between submitting your passport application and receiving your passport which will allow you to travel. There are certain fast-tracked services available, however, they are not available for new passport applications, only renewals and replacements.

How much does a British passport cost?

The current cost for a first adult British passport is £75.50.
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How does Brexit affect my eligibility for a British passport?

Since the UK voted to leave the EU, there has been no change to UK immigration rules affecting EU citizens’ eligibility to apply for British citizenship or a British passport.

You must be aware that this may change as part of any new immigration policy following the UK’s formal exit from Europe.

Due to this uncertainty, many eligible EEA nationals are securing their status in the UK now through naturalisation and permanent residence.

Why Choose Us?

Our specialist immigration solicitors will be by your side throughout all stages of your application. We will discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed.

Our solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with all types of immigration matters. They will expertly guide you in all aspects of your case and are ideally positioned to explain the complexities of cases and can represent your position robustly in order to achieve your desired outcome.

How to Get in Contact

Please call us on 01234 350 244 or email us at info@dvsolicitors.com for further information and advice about our family visa application services. We will happily provide you with a free initial discussion about your individual circumstances.
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