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
renew your passport.
If you've previously had a child passport, you will need to
How to apply for a first adult passport
It costs £72.50 to get your first adult passport.
You can get a passport application form from:
You will need to provide:
- two identical photos taken within the last month
- a countersignature
- any supporting documents
- the fee
Once you have completed the form you'll need to print it off and hand it in or send it to us at:
Customer and Local Services Centre
La Motte Street
The express service is not available for first time adult passport customers
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.
You will need to get one of your photos signed by someone else to prove your identity.
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Cheque payable to 'Treasurer of the States' (not accepted for express service)
If you apply by post you should fill in the payment slip found on the last page of the guidance notes.
After you have applied
If you are an adult aged 18 to 65, and you have applied for your first British passport.
You'll need to book an appointment for an interview at our offices unless you have been:
- naturalised as a British citizen
- registered as a British citizen
Before your interview you need to get a letter confirming when and if you are registered at the Income Tax and Social Security.
We will send you a letter outlining the types of supporting documents that you'll need to bring to the interview.
What happens at the interview
Your interview will take about 30 minutes.
You'll be asked confirm facts about yourself to make sure you are who you claim to be.
Documents to take with you to the interview
You need to send original documents. Photocopies are not accepted.
You should bring:
- your application form
- letters from Income Tax and Social Security
- documentary evidence to help verify your identity (at least one document that has your photograph)
The documents you are asked to provide will depend on where and when you were born. To check which documents you'll need to provide read the passport application guidance notes.