A Second Passport is when one person holds two different British Passports at the same time, and they are allowed to use them both simultaneously as well. The passports will have different passport numbers, and are considered totally unique to each other, with no link.
The second passport service is unique because:
Be able to travel whilst your other passport is having a visa application processed at an embassy
A solution for those whose passport pages get filled too quickly
Avoid travel issues due to conflicting country immigration stamps, eg Israel & some Middle Eastern Countries
Read the information by downloading the application pack and requirements.
Start compiling the paperwork and have them prechecked by our team members.
Send or hand deliver your documents to us, where we start processing immediately.
Once the 2nd passport has been issued, we send the passport back directly to you.
By using us as your acting agency, all you have to do is send us your application from your local post office or by courier.
As a specialised passport agency we are authorised to submit applications on our clients' behalf at Her Majesty's Passport office without the need to book any appointments.
Your agent will check your items before applying for your passport in order to avoid delays and rejection.
Our agents are on-hand via email and phone to assist with any type of query you might have.
This service takes 12 hours to deliver your passport, from the moment when your documents have been submitted to British Passport.
This service takes 24 hours to deliver your passport, from the moment when your documents have been submitted to British Passport.
This service takes 6 business days to deliver your passport, from the moment when your documents have been submitted to British Passport.
Service fees listed above are subject to VAT and do not include Passport fees to Her Majesty's Passport Office (34-page/50-page passport - £177/187)
We can advise on how you can apply for a passport if you are not based in the UK, and instruct on the most common issues those based abroad face.
If you are applying for a Second UK Passport, the passport office will seek to review the pages inside your existing passport whilst evaluating your application. In order to support this, the passport office will require:
The Passport Application Form is the first requirement for any kind of British passport application. The form is an A3-sized brown document with 10 sections that is issued by Her Majesty's Passport Office. The same form is used for all types of passport applications; however the way it is completed differs. You will find guidance below on how to successfully complete it.
The second passport application form can be obtained from:
Two passport photographs need to be handed in alongside the application form for your passport. These photos need to meet very specific requirements. If these specific requirements are not exactly met then the application could take much longer or even not be successful at all.
Her Majesty's Passport Office requires a letter from your employer to support your application for a Second Passport stating the reasons for it. An Employer Support Letter must be provided for the following passport applications:
Your personal letter of authorisation entitles you to have someone else lodge your application documents with Her Majesty's Passport Office as well as pick your travel passport so you don't have to.
When applying with Rapid British Passports, your authorisation letter and all supporting documents for your application need to be sent together. To help you through this sometimes complicated process, we have created a simple template for you that you will have access to as soon as you fill out your order form.
Your Rapid British Passports' agent will provide photographic proof of identity at the passport office so that everything can be properly verified.
A second UK passport could be issued from the Passport Office for frequent international business travellers that intend to visit visa entry destinations. This would allow the traveller to utilize one passport for, sometimes lengthy, visa submissions while continuing his travels on the other one. Another use of a second British passport is for visits to conflicting destinations where a visa application would be rejected due to pre-existing stamps from another conflicting country, such as Saudi Arabia and Israel. A second British passport carries a different passport number and it is not a duplicate passport. It is valid for 10 years from the day of issue and can be renewed if the traveller is still in need of one.
Only applicants that can prove that they are frequent international business travellers could obtain a 2nd British passport. The applicant should be a senior representative at the company i.e. director, manger. Furthermore, he should prove intention to travel to visa entry countries and/or conflicting countries. That is done by providing an originally signed (in ink) support letter from their employing or contracting company explaining the reasons of needing the second British passport along with important personal information about the applicant, his involvement in the company and future travels. It is important to note that a second passport cannot not be issued to accommodate tourist visa needs.
Applying to hold a second citizenship is applying to be a citizen of two different countries at the same time. Applying for a second British passport is an application to hold two British passports at the same time. These two passports are treated as two separate documents – they are not duplicates, and they each have their own unique passport number. Whilst we do not assist with obtaining citizenship, we do assist with obtaining a second British passport.
If you intend to use our services to get your second British passport it can be done in a few simple steps:
Note that our team will keep you updated throughout the process.
In order to apply for a second British passport, you would need to provide us with the following:
Rapid British Passports is a private agency that assist with passport inquiries. If you decide to use our service you will benefit from the fast track services and our expertise. Our dedicated team of passport consultants will pre-check your application thoroughly via email and advise on amendments and any risk of rejection and ways to avoid it. Our team will be by your side on every step of the process via phone call or email. Once we have received the application in our office we will submit on your behalf and collect as per the selected processing time. We will of course arrange the passport´s return in a safe and timely manner. Essentially Rapid Passport will make this process as easy and headache free as possible!
You can choose between a normal size 32page passport or a jumbo 48page passport. The Passport Office fees are GBP 128 for the standard one and GBP 137 for the jumbo. On top of that you have our service fees as per the processing time:
If interested in getting a 2nd British passport, the first thing to do is contact our team via phone call or email. It would be helpful if you already have a copy of the passport application form in hand which is obtainable from any major UK Post Office. We would advise to grab a few copies as if there is a mistake, a new british passport form must be completed. You could also obtain your passport sized pictures from a photo booth or a specialist. A good idea would be to also find the person that will act as your counter-signatory. This person must be a non-related individual that you have known for at least 2 years, that holds a UK passport and works in the UK.