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British Indian Ocean Territory - Apply for a Passport

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Procedure[edit]

  1. The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) have introduced interviews for all first-time applicants for a British passport.
  2. The interview is to verify your identity by getting you to confirm details about your background and past history.
  3. Details about booking an interview will be sent to you after your application has been received by HM Passport Office.
  4. The interview should take 30 minutes and is free of charge



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Two identical new photos
  • Application form filled



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Passport Adviceline

Online enquiry form

Telephone: 0300 222 0000

Textphone: 0300 222 0222

Text Relay: 18001 0300 222 0000

Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9am to 5:30pm



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Eligibility[edit]

You can apply for a British passport if you have British nationality. But there are some circumstances where your application can be refused i.e;

Youre 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

  • Youre on bail and bail conditions mean you cant leave the UK
  • Youve been brought back to the UK before at the governments expense and havent repaid what you owe
  • Youve received a European Union or United Nations order which restricts your travel



Fees[edit]

Passport type:Adult (16 and over) standard 32-page passport

Normal service (online or by post) 72.50

Post Office Passport Check & Send 81.25

Passport Type: Adult (16 and over) jumbo 48-page passport

Normal service (online or by post) 85.50

Post Office Passport Check & Send94.25

Passport type: Child (under 16) passport

Normal service (online or by post) 46.00

Post Office Passport Check & Send 54.75

Passport for people born on or before 2 September 1929 no fee




Validity[edit]

Passports belong to the government and can be cancelled or withdrawn at any time



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It takes at least 6 weeks to get your first adult passport once your form has been received



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Instructions[edit]

British passports are issued by the UK government's Her Majesty's Passport Office (HM Passport Office).

All adult individual (aged 16 and over) applying for a passport for the first time must attend an interview with HM Passport Office in person to confirm their identity.

HM Passport Office recommends you allow 6 weeks for your passport application to be processed

You can get an application form for a British passport using the following methods:




Required Information[edit]

  • Proof of nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Applicant name
  • Applicant parents name
  • address



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Need for the Document[edit]

The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) or Chagos Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom situated in the Indian Ocean halfway between Tanzania and Indonesia

Citizens of British Indian Ocean Territory are issued with British passport



Information which might help[edit]

If you fill in your form online you get the benefit of interactive help while completing your form. Its also much easier to correct mistakes. Once youve finished submitting your details online, the form is printed and sent to you. All you need to do then is attach your supporting documents and submit your application



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • As a proof of identity
  • As a proof of citizenship



External Links[edit]

http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/britishcitizenship/othernationality/britishoverseasterritories/



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Others[edit]

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