What do I need to know about how to apply for a British passport?
In order to be able to apply for a British passport, you have to have been granted naturalised status. You will need your Certificate of Naturalisation to apply for your passport if you are not British by birth or descent.
Your passport will be valid for ten years but can be withdrawn or suspended at any time as they remain the property of the UK government. You may not be able to get a new passport or your existing passport may be taken from you if any of the following apply:
- You are a suspect in a serious crime and there is a warrant for your arrest
- A court order prevents you from having a UK passport or places restrictions on your travel
- You have been brought back to the UK at the government’s expense and have not repaid what you owe
- There is a European Union or United Nations order that restricts your travel
More on the Naturalisation application process