A passport is often described as the best form of identification and proof of citizenship. Without a valid passport you will be unable to travel outside of the country you are currently present in. Every country’s governing body and authoritative personal should recognise a British passport as the highest form of identity.
Every single country in the world to date issues passports at the citizen’s request. These can be normally requested directly from the government by filling in a simple form and confirming your identity by providing your birth certificate and a also a countersignature to confirm the presence of a witness. Please note a UK passport is issued directly from the United Kingdom Identity and Passport Service (IPS) and should not be issued by any other body of authority or third party. Size of Passport available UK provided passports come in two different sizes which are Jump and have 48 pages in which are used by those who have a requirement to fly more frequently. The standard size which contains 32 pages is the most common type of passport. You may select when ordering which passport size you would require. Frequent travellers or business travellers may require the larger passport size to hold more clearance for entry stamps which may be issued for example at an airport clearance point.
Rules for photos
The rules for imprint of your photo onto your British passport are mandatory to the specific specification set by the guidelines below.
The photos must be: • in colour on plain white photographic paper • taken against a plain cream or light grey background • identical • taken within the last month • clear and in focus • without any tears or creases • unmarked on both sides (unless a photo needs to be countersigned) • unaltered by computer software
The image of you
All photos should include a close-up of your full head and shoulders visible and clear in the centre of the photo. They must be no objects or other person(s) included in the background of the photo. The positioning of your head, from the crown of your head to your chin must be sized between 29 millimeters and 34 millimeters deep.
Your photo may be rejected unless it shows you:
• facing forward and looking straight at the camera • with a neutral expression and your mouth closed • without anything covering the face • without any shadows in the picture • in clear contrast to the background • without a head covering (unless it’s worn for religious or medical reasons) • with eyes open, visible and free from reflection or glare from glasses • with your eyes not covered by sunglasses, tinted glasses, glasses frames or hair
Issuing of the UK Passport
The Identity and Passport service will issue a UK passports (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). In conjunction with the Post Office, it is possible to submit paper based applications at main city branches throughout the mainland and Northern Ireland.
The Lieutenant-Governors are responsible for the issuing of UK passports in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. the passport application service that we provide are not connected to or affiliated with the ips or any other official government body. we offer a review and submission service for united kingdom passport applications for a processing fee. you may apply independently and at no cost for this by visiting the official website. please read our terms of service fully before using this website.
In Commonwealth and foreign countries British passports are issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Passport Section of a British consulate, embassy, or High Commission. Since 2009, some British embassies do not themselves issue full passports (though quickly available emergency passports of limited validity are issued for one-way travel to the UK or to another part of the Commonwealth), and applications must be sent by the applicant to a centralised processing point; applications from Chile, for example, must be sent to UK Passport Service Centre for the Americas and the Caribbean, Washington DC, USA.
The FCO says: "In their 2006 report on consular services, the National Audit Office recommended limiting passport production to fewer locations to increase security and reduce expenditure".
In other countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, applications for British passports can be submitted in person at the counter in a number of post office branches. Passport book production is limited to the UK from 2010.
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the passport application service that we provide are not connected to or affiliated with the ips or any other official government body. we offer a review and submission service for united kingdom passport applications for a processing fee. you may apply independently and at no cost for this by visiting the official website. please read our terms of service fully before using this website.