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If you held a British passport as a child it will be treated as a renewal application.

British passport eligibility

Eligibility for an Isle of Man variant of the British Passport

For additional eligibility details, visit British Passport Eligibility

  • British citizen/subject living in the Isle of Man or
  • British citizen born in the Isle of Man but resident in the UK or
  • Naturalised/Registered in the Isle of Man but resident in the UK or
  • Naturalised/Registered in the UK and living in the Isle of Man.

Apply for your first British passport

You need to submit:

  • Correctly completed Application form
  • 2 x passport photographs – must meet the criteria set out in the Guidance Notes
  • A countersignatory is required
  • Correct Fee
  • Original full birth or adoption certificate
  • If your name has changes since birth we will require the original certificate to state how it has been changed (i.e. marriage certificate, deedpoll)
  • You will need to attend an interview at the passport office
  • Any other passport(s) relating to you – if you hold a foreign passport (i.e. you hold dual citizenship) you must submit the foreign passport with the application
  • See supporting documentation table

Renew your British passport

You need to submit:

  • Correctly completed Application form
  • 2 x passport photographs – must meet the criteria set out in the Guidance Notes
  • A countersignatory (if you are not easily recognisable from your previous passport)
  • Correct Fee
  • Your previous passport
  • Any other passport relating to you – if you hold a foreign passport (i.e. you hold dual citizenship) you must submit the foreign passport with the application
  • If you are making any changes to your previous passport (change of name etc) please ensure you submit the correct supporting documents

Please note:

  • You can renew your passport at any stage but only 9 months of remaining time can be added on to the new passport
  • Your passport number will change when you renew the passport

Make changes to your passport

If changing your name you need to submit:

Changing your photograph:

  • Correctly completed Application form
  • 2 x passport photographs – must meet the criteria set out in the Guidance Notes
  • A countersignatory if you are not easily recognisable from your previous passport
  • Correct Fee
  • Your previous passport
  • Any other passport relating to you – if you hold a foreign passport (i.e. you hold dual citizenship) you must submit the foreign passport with the application
  • If any other changes are going to be made, please see supporting documents table

Replace lost, stolen or damaged passport

If replacing a damaged passport you need to submit:

Your damaged passport will not be returned to you.

If replacing a lost or stolen passport you need to submit:

If your passport has been lost or stolen abroad:

You should report all passport losses or thefts to the local police in the country you are in as soon as possible. You will need the crime reference details they provide for the lost or stolen notification Form LS01.

You should report the theft or loss to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Embassy, Consulate or High Commission of the country you are in. When you make a report to the FCO, they will give you a Form LS01 to complete and sign.

The FCO will record the loss or theft of your passport and forward the information to Her Majesty’s Passport Office who will then cancel your passport to reduce the risk of someone else using your identity.

You can find British Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions around the world on the FCO website.

Please note that if your passport is lost and handed to the Police or into our office they will not be able to return it to you and it will be destroyed.

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