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UK Passport Renewal & Application for Residents of United States
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This UK Applicant Resource Download is intended for United States residents of All ages who:
  • are British citizens by birth in the United Kingdom and who want to apply for or renew their UK passport;
  • were born outside the United Kingdom to a British parent and wants to know if they qualify for British Citizenship, and therefore are entitled to a UK passport;
  • are British Nationals Overseas with close connection to Hong Kong;
  • are British citizens that want to renew or apply for their first UK passport;
  • have had their UK passport lost or stolen;
  • hold a UK passport and need to have their name or photograph changed.

This UK Applicant Resource Download contains the following:
  • Information on what the requirements are to expedite your UK Passport
  • Information on how to obtain a first or replacement UK passport, including a required document checklist
  • UK passport call center support
  • Information on who qualifies for UK citizenship (through mother or father, through birth or naturalization)
  • Things to say and not to say at the border
  • Parental consent letter examples (if one parent in not present at the time of crossing the border)
  • Information on benefits that come along with obtaining British citizenship
  • Photo specification for passport photographs
  • Government fee information including a credit card payment authorization to make that payment
  • Passport interview questions to be prepared for
  • Lost or stolen passport support
  • Changing your name on a UK passport or citizenship card
  • Sample completed application forms (including C1, C2 and LS01)
  • A free assessment of your completed UK passport application by one of our staff.
  • Useful Links to government websites and emergency services including

  UK Certificate Ordering Service (Birth, Marriage, Death) http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/
  UK Border Agency http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/
  Official UK Website for British Citizens http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
  UK Home Office http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/
  UK Embassy in Canada http://ukincanada.fco.gov.uk/en/
  UK Citizenship Test http://www.britishcitizenshiptest.co.uk/
  UK Embassy in the United States
http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/
  UK Embassy in New Zealand http://ukinnewzealand.fco.gov.uk/en/
  UK Embassy in South Africa http://ukinsouthafrica.fco.gov.uk/en/
  UK Travel Guide http://www.uktravel.com/
  UK Embassy in Australia http://ukinaustralia.fco.gov.uk/en/

Price: USD$ 29.95
Total: USD$ 29.95
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By clicking on the Instant Download button I agree to pay application-download.com GBP £16.50 for 1 (one) UK Applicant Resource Download. The total will be charged to my credit card and all payments are final. E-Book Resource Center is not liable for any information provided in the UK Applicant Resource Download, nor are we accountable for any errors or omissions. If you only require United Kingdom passport application please click here. The maximum liability for any circumstance will not exceed the purchase price of the UK Applicant Resource Download. I understand that UK Application Pack E-Book Resource Center is not a government agency, and that this UK Applicant Resource Download was designed by an independent organization, not by the British government. If you need to contact us please email us HERE .


Application forms are provided free of charge from government websites. For your convenience, you may find links to all application forms and guidance notes on our Useful Links page.


General UK passport tips:
  • Check the passport expiry date. Please note that UK passports are valid for ten years only and a new passport must be obtained upon expiry.
  • Make a note of the passport number, date and place of issue (or take a photocopy), and keep separately in a safe place.
  • Write the full details of your next of kin in your passport.
  • Leave a photocopy with a friend or relative at home.
  • Take a second means of photo-identification with you.
  • Keep your passport in the hotel safe and carry a photocopy with you.
  • If your passport is lost or stolen overseas, contact the nearest British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate immediately for advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I cannot open the UK Applicant Resource Download file?
If you are having difficulty opening the PDF file, this could be due to a missing program on your computer. PDF files are opened either through Adobe Reader (which can be downloaded for free from http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ ) or through Adobe Acrobat. Please ensure you have one of these programs installed on your computer so that you may open the UK Applicant Resource Download file.

What happens if I get error messages such as "file is corrupt" or "file is damaged"?
On occasion, personal settings on your computer may be incompatible with the way the PDF document were encoded and may produce error messages such as "file is corrupt" or "file is damaged". If you run into this situation, you may contact the Application Download support team at info@application-download.com. Our tech department will respond within one business day and assess your particular technical issue.

What if I cannot open the links embedded within the UK Applicant Resource Download?
If you are clicking on the links provided within the UK Applicant Resource Download and nothing happens, this may be due to Adobe blocking the hyperlink connections. This may happen with outdated versions of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. First try to hold Ctrl and click the link at the same time. If that does not work, you may need to conform Adobe Reader to make hyperlinks actionable or install a newer version of Adobe Reader (which can be downloaded for free from http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/).

I'm hesitant to send my original documents by mail. Can I send photocopies of my documents instead?
The British Embassy must see original documents when you are applying for your UK passport. Photocopies or notarised copies are not acceptable.

What if I have a question that is not answered in the UK Applicant Resource Download?
We pride ourselves on a commitment to excellence and superior customer service. If you have any questions that are not answered within the UK Applicant Resource Download, we have a dedicated Support Team that will assist you within one business day of receiving your correspondence. Our Support Team can be reached at info@application-download.com

What happens if I don't receive my UK Applicant Resource Download?
The UK Applicant Resource Download should download directly from your web browser once the order payment has been successfully received. Sometimes, personal setting on your computer may block downloads from certain website. If you have difficulties downloading the UK Applicant Resource Download please check your email as there will be an order confirmation from Application Download including a link to download the UK Applicant Resource Download.

Can I print a copy of my UK Applicant Resource Download?
Yes, you may print our UK Applicant Resource Download directly from Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.

Once I pay for a UK Applicant Resource Download, will it always be available?
Because our UK Applicant Resource Downloads are downloaded as PDF files, you may save them to your computer for future use.

What are the benefits of purchasing a UK Applicant Resource Download?
Our UK Applicant Resource Download helps you to obtain a first or renewal UK passport. There are many rules and regulations that British law requires you to adhere to, and these requirements are often difficult to make sense of. Most people do not have the time to make themselves an expert in the nuances of these regulations just to attain one vital document, nor can they afford to hire an immigration consultant that will charge hefty service fees. Our full time researchers have cut out all the excess jargon and assembled the truly necessary information into an easy to understand application guide, including sample pre-filled application forms.

Can a passport that was originally issued for 5 years when the child was under 16, be extended for a further 5 years now that they are over 16?
Yes, the passport can be extended as long as it was issued before March 26, 1998 and has been valid for less than 10 years.

If I am 16 or 17, must one of my parents (or legal guardian) sign my application form?
Yes they must sign the 'declaration of parent' section. If a legal guardian is signing, an original court order must be supplied.

Are photos required for the extension of a passport?
Yes, photos are required for the extension of a passport.

Must a child who was born outside of the UK be registered?
No, it is not necessary to register a child who was born outside of the UK. It is a matter of choice. Nationality is defined by sight of original marriage/birth etc documentation.

What happens to my valid visa in my expired passport?
If your passport is still valid, you can cross-link your visa to your new passport. This is not necessary for US, Canadian and Australian visas.

I am concerned about providing personal and credit card information over the internet. What security measures have you taken to ensure my information is kept private?
E-Book Resource Center takes the privacy of all its customers very seriously. We have practices which include the secure storage of personal information and safeguards against the accidental release of personal information. E-Book Resource Center uses SSL encryption to transmit sensitive information. All information submitted is strictly confidential and will not be passed on in any other form for any commercial purpose. This privacy policy has been developed in compliance with Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). PIPEDA sets out rules for how organizations such as ours can collect, use and disclose your personal information. Read the full Act at the following link: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/P-8.6.pdf.

Who should sign a child's passport application?
A parent or legal guardian should sign a child's passport application, as well as the child if they are 12 to 15 years of age.

Can a child be included on a parent's passport?
Since October 4, 1998, all children must apply for their own passport.

My child is already on my passport, can we still travel?
The change of rules regarding the addition of children to passports does not affect children already on a parent's or sibling's passport. They can still travel until the passport expires or until they choose to apply for their own passport.

When only one parent is accompanying minor children to the UK is it necessary to carry a letter of consent from the other parent?
There is no legal requirement to do so but it may be helpful to have such a letter available in case a problem should arise. We have included a template for this type of letter within the UK Applicant Resource Downloads.

Do I need to have my application countersigned if it is a straightforward renewal?
If your passport was issued in the last 10 years, it is not normally necessary to have your application countersigned unless your appearance has noticeably changed.

Who should I ask to countersign my application if I have been in Canada or the US for less than 2 years?
You should ask a professional person of good standing (doctor, dentist, teacher, etc) who knows you to countersign your application. Or you can obtain a countersignature from your previous location.

Are passport application forms included within the UK Applicant Resource Download?
Application forms are provided free of charge from government websites. For your convenience, below you will find links to download the links to all passport application forms and guidance notes. These links are found in the UK Applicant Resource Downloads as well, along with detailed instructions and samples showing how to correctly fill them out. The UK Passport Application for Adults can be found at Form & Guidance Notes. The UK Passport Application for Children can be found at Form & Guidance Notes. The UK Passport Application for British National Overseas Adults can be found at Form & Guidance Notes. The UK Passport Application for British National Overseas Children can be found at Form & Guidance Notes. The Lost or Stolen Passport Notification Form can be found at Form.

What is your refund policy?
If you are not completely satisfied with the UK Applicant Resource Download you have purchased, we provide a 100% money back guarantee.

Can I hold more than one passport?
The British Government has no objection to dual or multiple citizenships, or to a person holding passports from more than one country. However, certain other countries do object so it is advisable to check with the authorities of the other country concerned.

I have held a UK passport in the past. Does this mean I need to fill out a renewal application?
You can apply to renew your passport if you still have your last passport and:
  • it was a standard UK adult ten-year passport or a UK five-year child's passport issued before you were 16
  • it is undamaged
  • you do not need to change your name or national status
You cannot renew your passport if you were previously included as a child on someone else's passport. In this case you will need to apply for a first adult passport.

Can my spouse obtain a British passport or citizenship through marriage?
British citizenship cannot be acquired through marriage alone. Your spouse would have to live in the UK for a continuous period of three years and apply for naturalisation through the Home Office while still residing there. Once the naturalisation certificate is obtained, they can then apply for a UK passport. It is not possible to apply for naturalisation while residing outside the United Kingdom.

I have been told that I do not qualify for British citizenship. Can I appeal against this?
If you feel our interpretation of the law is incorrect then you can seek legal advice. Copies of the British Nationality Acts can be ordered from Her Majesty's Stationery Office or from a book shop that specialises in legal documents. The legislation currently in force is the British Nationality Act 1981.

What do I do if I lose my passport and need one urgently?
Whenever a passport has been lost or stolen, you must fill out the Lost or Stolen Passport Notification Form. The issuing office will need to verify the applicant's identity before a replacement can be issued and this can only be done during normal office hours. When you receive your passport it is always a good idea to note down or make a photocopy of the passport details and save them somewhere safe just in case it is lost or stolen.

Why can't I provide my short form birth certificate to support my first passport application?
The British Embassy needs to confirm your place/town of birth and your parent's details (if you were included in a parent's passport, for nationality purposes and in case you were the child of a diplomatic parent). This information is only shown on a long form birth certificate.

Do I need to send my birth certificate and expired passport?
If you hold a valid passport, a birth certificate is normally not necessary. Always send an expired or expiring passport if you already have one. The expired passport and any original documents will be sent back to you once your application has been processed.

Are church-issued marriage certificates accepted?
Church-issued marriage certificates are only accepted for name amendments. Otherwise, you should supply a full, original civil marriage certificate bearing a raised seal.

Who do BNO application forms apply to and what important documentation should I include?
The BNO application forms are only for applicants who have previously held, or been included on, a BNO passport (Hong Kong connection). You will need to provide your original PIC.

How long are passports issued to children under 16 valid for?
Child passports are valid for 5 years. Please see 21 below.

How can I obtain an extract (original copy) of my original UK birth/marriage certificate?
You may obtain an original copy of your UK birth/marriage certificate from the General Register Office. Postal Applications can be sent to PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD. You can apply in person at St Catherine's House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP and collect certificates on the fourth working day following your visit or have certificates posted to any address supplied. A priority service is available by phoning 0151 471 4524 or faxing 0151 471 4368 (UK codes - from USA dial 011 44 151 471 4524/4368). You will need to have a credit/debit card for this service.

Can the Passport Office add pages to my current passport if it is full?
No, new pages cannot be added to a passport which is full. You must renew your passport.

How do I contact the British Embassy from my country?
For general inquiries or to following up on your UK passport, you may contact the British High Commission call centres at: Australia: 0011 44 208 082 4726 Credit Card Line (£0.69p per minute, excluding the cost of an international call). Canada: 0011 44 208 082 4721Credit Card Line (£0.69p per minute + VAT). New Zealand: 0044 208 082 4727 Credit Card Line (£0.69p per minute, excluding the cost of an international call). South Africa: 0044 208 082 4743Credit Card Line (calls will be charged at £0.72 per minute plus VAT) US: 44 208 082 4721(Credit Card Line (£0.72p per minute + VAT).


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