What the British Passport Application Process compromises off
|August 1, 2016||Posted by admin under Same Day UK Passport, UK Passport|
Applying for a British Passport can, at times, be somewhat of a minefield. Understandably with concerns over security and data protection the process requires a lot of paper work and documentation. The aim of Rapid British Passports is to help you navigate these waters safely and securely, getting you ready and eligible to travel as quickly as possible.
When filling out your British passport application it is firstly important to understand the different types of application. Whether it be an application for first adult passport, a renewal passport, a replacement passport or numerous others the process’ required are all slightly different. We will begin by taking a look at First adult passport applications.
As with all British Passport applications those applying must have British nationality in order to apply. Adult British passports are eligible for 10 years and can be applied for if you are aged 16 and over and have never had a child passport. For those with a child passport, these can be used until expiry, even if the holder is over 18. Then, a basic renewal application is needed, this article will address renewal applications shortly.
Applying for your First British Passport requires an interview with HM Passport Office which is used to confirm your identity. This is the only application type that does so. As with all the application process’ having the correct paperwork, filled in properly with all the required documentation is the most important part. Rapid British Passports offer a pre check service in which our experts ensure you will encounter no delays or issues when applying.
For those who have an expiring/expired passport or who are now applying for an adult passport after having a child version, a renewal application is necessary. Again, two passport photographs are needed, the old passport, correctly filled out application form and an order form. When using Rapid British Passports to ensure the process runs smoothly and quickly an authorisation letter is needed which tells the HM Passport Office that permission has been given to apply on your behalf. The usual renewal process can take anything up to 3 weeks. If you would like to avoid the hassle Rapid British Passports offers same day passport, next day and in one week time application processing.
Lost, damaged and stolen passports are another separate section of the British Passport application process. This type of application requires all the same paperwork as a renewal process plus, crucially, a LS01 form which reports your lost or stolen passport to HM Passport Office. It is strongly advised this is done immediately. In the instance of damaged passports, a new one is required before the holder is able to travel again. All these scenarios can be extremely stressful but with Rapid British Passports working on your behalf the worry and stress can be minimized through our expertise and knowledge of dealing with these situations.
As this article makes clear, the British Passport application process can often be quite confusing. Here at Rapid British Passports we try and remove the confusion, doubts and worry from your passport application. We have dedicated customer service professionals on hand to advise every step of the way. With immediate processing, document checking and the benefit that you don’t have to go anywhere (first passport application aside, interview required) getting your British passport application has never been easier.