Apply for British Passport

Application for a British Passport

A British Passport proves your identity as a British citizen in another country. If you are a British citizen by birth or have acquired British nationality through naturalisation, you are entitled to a British Passport. A British citizen, at any time of his or her life, can apply for this travelling document.

The British Passport will allow you visa-free access to 173 countries and is often regarded as one of the most powerful passports in the world and as a consequence of this, the application can be very difficult and time-consuming and is best undertaken with legal help.


Identity and Passport Service (IPS) are responsible for maintaining and issuing Passports to eligible individuals. In order to get hold of your passport, you need to submit your application to IPS. Applicants over 16 applying for the first time and are required to attend an interview organized by IPS.

It normally takes 6 weeks for your passport application to be processed, however, this depends on the nature of your individual case. If you are in a hurry, you can apply for a fast track one-week service or a premium one-day service offered by IPS. These urgent services are more expensive and more difficult to follow, so it is recommended you seek legal guidance if applying via a fast-tracked service.

How would we Help?

The British Passport is one of the most powerful passports in the world and is highly sought after. This means the application can be very difficult and time-consuming. ASL are committed to helping people in their application for a British passport.

ASL will take away the hassle from you of dealing with complex paperwork and ensure your application journey is as smooth and comfortable as possible. All your documentation will also be checked to ensure they suffice. Our expert lawyers will closely work with you and guide you through the visa application process to ensure that it is filled out to the highest standard, giving you the best chance of a successful application.

We will:

  • Assess your eligibility status and documents
  • Help with the completion of any necessary forms
  • Ensure your application is up to the highest standard
  • Liaise with the legal authorities on your behalf
  • Present your case for you to ensure the best chance of success
  • Help you throughout your application

It is recommended that you work with legal professionals rather than on your own when applying for a British passport. ASL are more than happy to support you. Call our 24-hour line on 07872504002.


To be eligible for a British passport, you must be a British citizen either by birth or by naturalisation. You may also apply for a British passport if you are:

  • A British Overseas Territories citizen
  • British overseas citizen
  • British subject
  • British national (Overseas)
  • British protected person

There may be other requirements depending on your individual situation.

Get in touch with us for expert advice

Applying for a British passport can be difficult and time-consuming, so it is recommended to have expert legal advice. Our immigration solicitors will happily consult you. We also have a team of people who speak fluent Urdu and Punjabi to help communicate about our legal services effectively. Call our 24-hour line on 07872504002.