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Can I Apply for my British Passport with my citizenship application?

Joint Citizenship and Passport Service (JCAP)

You can now apply for your British Passport at the same time as applying for British Citizenship. This is an optional service and the fee is an additional £12 per applicant on top of the regular Nationality Checking fee, payable when you book. Your passport application will be checked for completeness and accuracy and will be sent along with your Citizenship application via registered post to the Home Office. Using this service means you are not required to attend a passport office interview following your citizenship ceremony; nor will you need to make a further British Passport application. This easy and efficient service is provided in partnership with the Home Office.

We can only accept passport applications as part of a joint application for British Citizenship.
The passport application will not be processed until the successful outcome of your citizenship application. As with the Citizenship application, the passport application fee cannot be refunded if your application is unsuccessful.

If your application for citizenship is a success and you have attended your ceremony, your British passport application will then be processed and your passport will be dispatched to your home address.

All applicants using the JCAP service, including minors that are within six months of their sixteenth birthday, must attend their appointment in person.

Applications are made using the standard British Passport application form. These are available from the Post Office. We cannot accept downloaded forms. Please have all applications completed in their entirety before the appointment. Please do not fill in the barcode section.

Before attending the appointment, please carefully read through the HM Passport Office application guidance.

 

If you choose the Joint Citizenship and passport application process then please follow the steps below:

•Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, (6 if applicable) and 9 of the passport application must be completed. Grandparents' details are not required in section 4 and section 10 can be left blank.

•All personal details noted on the passport application (name, date of birth, address etc.) must match the corresponding information entered onto the citizenship application.

•Details of referees will be collected as part of the citizenship application and must be in line with the referee guidelines.

•Mobile phone numbers are not to be entered in section 2 of the application. Please enter them in Section 8, on the top line only.

•Please provide two photographs. The photographs submitted with both applications must be identical (i.e. from the same sitting) and comply with the photo standards as described in the accompanying guidance. The applicant's name and date of birth should be written on the reverse of both photographs.  This is in addition to the photograph that is required for the Citizenship application.

•The payment mandate on Page 25 of the Application guidance must be completed and ensure the security number is entered in the right box. Please do not fill in the barcode section.