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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Apply for your first adult passport

Passport processing times

  • Applications on the Standard Service are currently being processed in approximately 30 working days (6 weeks).

  • Applications on the Express Service are currently being processed in approximately 10 working days (2 weeks).

  • You should apply for a new passport at least 10 weeks before you intend to travel. 

  • Do not book any travel until you have your new passport.​

Who can apply

You can apply for your first adult passport if:

  • you're aged 16 or over (or will be in three weeks)
  • you've never had a British passport before

If you've previously had a child passport, you will need to renew your passport.

How to apply

Read the applying for a passport guidance notes carefully and follow the instructions before completing your passport application. 

Then you need to:

You may be contacted by a Passport Officer if we need any further documentation.

Paper applications

If you would prefer a paper application form email the Passport Office with your name and address and we'll post one to you. 

Return it by post or hand delivery to:

Customer and Local Services Centre
La Motte Street
St Helier

You can then pay online with a debit or credit card. 

Passport photo

You'll need two identical photos taken within the last month of yourself.

Your application could be delayed or unaccepted if you do not follow the passport photo requirements.

Getting someone to sign your passport photo

You'll need to get your passport application and photo signed by someone to prove your identity.

After you have applied

If you are aged 18 to 65 and you have applied for your first British passport, you will need to submit clear copies of (a Passport Officer may request to see the original):

  • your full birth certificate
  • your parent's passports or birth certificates
  • letters from Income Tax and Social Security confirming the date of registration
  • letters from your primary and secondary school confirming attendance
  • any other nationality passport or ID card if you hold one

We may need to request further information from you. If this is the case, we will get in contact to outline what is required.

You may also be required to attend an informal interview as part of this application process. The Passport Office will contact you if an interview is required.

Islander endorsement

Currently a small percentage of British Islanders, who have no links to the UK, have an Islander Endorsement stamp in their passports. This endorsement restricts the automatic right to live and work in the EU. After 31 December 2020 this endorsement will cease to be added to any new or renewed Jersey variant British passports.

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