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Ever person has fundamental right to get British Passport who is a UK citizen either by Automatic acquisition by birth, Registration or Naturlisation under the British Nationality Act.

There are 6 different types of British nationality under the British Nationality Act, 1948 which are:

  • British citizenship
  • British overseas territories citizen
  • British overseas citizen
  • British subject
  • British national (overseas)
  • British protected person

Eligibilty for a British passport

You must have British nationality to apply for or hold a British passport. Having British nationality does not guarantee you a passport. For example, you may not get a new passport (or your existing passport may be taken from you) if:

  • you’re suspected of a serious crime and an arrest warrant has been issued
  • a court order stops you having a UK passport or restricts your travel
  • you’re on bail and bail conditions mean you cannot leave the UK
  • you’ve been brought back to the UK before at the government’s expense and have not repaid what you owe
  • you’ve received a European Union or United Nations order which restricts your travel
  • A passport can also be cancelled or not renewed if it’s for a child and there’s a court order in place stopping the child from leaving the UK

Your eligibility and entitlement to a British passport will be considered when you apply.

Applicants who are renewing a passport or replacing an existing child’s passport with an adult one may make their application before the existing passport expires. Up to 9 months’ unexpired validity from the old passport may be credited to the new one.

Interview

All applicants who have to attend a UK passport interview will be intimated by the IPS, after their application form has been processed, asking to contact them for their interview. Interviews are held at one of 68 interview offices located around within the UK. If Passport is applied outside the UK at VFS than their invterview may be conducted at British High Commission or Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office in applicant's country. Applicants will be asked to verify personal information which would only be known by the individual applying for the UK passport. Interviews have been introduced in order to verify the identity of the applicant and to reduce the level of passport related fraud.

As the UK immigration law is extremely complex and constantly changes. The UKVI has strict criteria relating to different types of applications & documentation requirements. Therefore, it is essential you get the right legal advice from an expert UK immigration lawyer to make sure your application is successful, first time.

Our British Solicitors can assist you with your British Passport application in UK as well as in India if you wish to apply for a passport before the local British Embassy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office in India.

For more information and detailed advise, you are welcome to write us at info@wazirsingh.com or speak to UK Solicitors at +91 947 852 6909.


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