HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR U.S BORN CHILD'S UK PASSPORT







CHECK ELIGIBILTY:

CHILDREN BORN BEFORE 1 JULY 2006
To acquire British nationality:
The father of the child (named on the birth certificate) has to be married to the child’s birth mother i.e. child born legitimate

CHILDREN BORN FROM 1 JULY 2006
The father of the child just has to be named on the birth certificate i.e. whether child born legitimate or illegitimate.

 To apply for passports you need to go on the website https://www.gov.uk

This link will now bring you to ‘START NOW’: https://www.gov.uk/apply-renew-passport

You will then go to New User and start the application. 

This would be a ‘first time’ application. 

If the mother is British you will need to send:

the child’s original birth certificate with parents names on. This should be issued within 3 months of the birth as birth certificates are different from ones issued in the UK. If issued after 3 months then any back up ID, i.e baby hospital records.

Your British birth certificate, long form with you parents names on it. This must be original from Registrars office, no photocopies allowed·


2 passport photos (no teeth showing, mouth closed), white background

If the father is British you should also send in the marriage certificate if the child was born before 2005.

Visa or Mastercard details will be taken, and then the last page of the passport form will be printed off for parents signature and date. You need to send this off to HMPO Durham with all original documents.



UK Passport photos are a different size to the USA. We like Photo Center on Beverly Blvd to get them done. Click here for their info

Or try this website recommended by one of our members

A simple (and very cheap!) solution to finding UK size passport photos since some places only do US style photos. Use your smartphone or digital camera to take a pic against a grey or beige background and then upload to a free website such as http://www.idphoto4you.com/, then order a print online at CVS etc.

If you have a recommendation please share it in the comments section below. 

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