When a British passport holder dies, you can return their passport for cancellation. Fill in the deceased passport holder form and return it along with the passport and the original death certificate to the Passport Office.
Deceased passport holder form
For security purposes, cut off the top right-hand corner of the passport before sending it to us. This is to stop the passport being used fraudulently. If the passport is lost or not available, you will still need to fill in this form and send us an original copy of the death certificate. We'll send the certificate back to you after we've cancelled the passport on our system.