What you should do
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 a clear copy of the death certificate to the Passport Office (a Passport Officer may request to see the original). Once completed, send these documents to:
Customer and Local Services Centre
La Motte Street
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.
Lost or unavailable passport
If the passport is lost or not available, you still need to fill in the 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.