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Child & Infant Passports

When applying for a First Time Passport or Renewing a Child Passport it is often more complicated that Adult services, often due to additional information in regards to both parents and nationality. Please see below for further guidance on child passport renewals:

First Time Child Passport

If this is your childs first passport there are a few additional requirements you will need to adhere to, the application process is as follows:

Application:

APPLY ONLINE (2-4 WEEKS)

VIA POST OFFICE (3-5 WEEKS)

Required Documents:
• Full UK Birth Certificate (Full version which needs to include parents details)
• Two identical Passport sized photographs
• An individual who has known the parents for more than 2 years, must fill in the application form aswell as sign, date and certify one of the Passport sized photos (the second photo is to be left blank).

Additional requirements: If either Mother or Father are not currently a British Citizen, the individual in question will need to supply either their "Current Foreign Passport" or "Full Foreign Birth Certificate (which will need to be translated into English)"

Child Passport Renewals

When renewing a childs passport Birth Certificates are not required, however there are still some additional requirements if the child is under the age of 11 years.

Application:

APPLY ONLINE (2-4 WEEKS)

VIA POST OFFICE (3-5 WEEKS)

Required Documents:
• Current British Passport (Valid or Expired)
• Two identical Passport sized photographs

*If under 11 years of age, or does not look recognisable to current passport photo:
• An individual who has known the parents for more than 2 years, must fill in the application form aswell as sign, date and certify one of the Passport sized photos (the second photo is to be left blank).

Child Fast-Track Appointments

If you require your childs passport urgently they offer a 1 week fast-track service. This service allows you to book an appointment at a local Passport office, the childs passport will then be sent via secure courier within 7 days of the appointment date.

BOOK FAST-TRACK APPOINTMENT

Do children need to attend? Please note that when attending appointments on behalf of a child, if they are under the age of 11 years it advised to not bring them to the office as it is only required that the parent attend on their behalf.



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