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Passport applications

Please note that if you have previously held a British passport as a child your application will be treated as a renewal. To apply for an Isle of Man variant British Passport please download and complete the application form below. This form can be used for those applying for their first British passport or those wishing to renew an expired or full passport. 

British passport eligibility

Eligibility for an Isle of Man variant of the British Passport

For additional eligibility details for British Passports, 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 a British passport for the first time

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 the applicant’s name has changed since birth we will require the original certificate to state how it has been changed (i.e. marriage certificate, deed poll)
  • First time adult applicants will need to attend an interview at the passport office. Applicants over 65 years of age do not have to attend an interview.
  • First time child (under 16 years of age) applicants must have their application form signed by a parent/guardian with Parental Responsibility.
  • Any other passport(s) relating to the applicant – if the applicant holds a foreign passport (i.e. holds dual citizenship) they must submit the foreign passport with the application.
  • See supporting documentation table

Renew a British Passport

You need to submit:

  • The applicant’s current British passport
  • Correctly completed Application form
  • 2 x passport photographs – must meet the criteria set out in the Guidance Notes
  • A countersignatory (If the applicant is not easily recognisable from their previous passport). Applicants under 11 years of age must have their photos countersigned.
  • Correct Fee
  • Any other passport(s) relating to the applicant – if the applicant holds a foreign passport (i.e. holds dual citizenship) they must submit the foreign passport with the application.
  • Child (under 16 years of age) applicants must have Section 8 of their application form signed by a parent/guardian with Parental Responsibility.
  • All applicants 12 years of age and over must sign Section 10 of the application form.
  • If you are making any changes (change of name etc.) please ensure you submit the correct supporting documents as detailed below

Please note:

  • Passports can be renewed at any stage and you do not need to wait for it to expire. You should however check that your passport has sufficient validity remaining when traveling abroad.
  • Your passport number will change when you renew the passport

Parental responsibility

All mothers, whether married or unmarried, automatically have parental responsibility for any child born to them. However, prior to 1 November 2013 an unmarried father did not automatically gain parental responsibility for a child, even if they were registered as the father on the child's birth certificate. The Children and Young Persons (Amendment) Act 2013 made an amendment to the Children and Young Persons Act 2001 that from 1 November 2013 an unmarried father would automatically gain parental responsibility by jointly registering the child's birth with the child's mother.

For a child born on or after 1 November 2013:

  1. All mothers, whether married or unmarried, automatically acquire parental responsibility for any child born to them
  2. Fathers, whether married or unmarried, automatically acquire parental responsibility by jointly registering the child's birth with the child's mother and the father’s name appears on the birth certificate.

For a child born before the 1 November 2013:

  1. All mothers, whether married or unmarried, automatically acquire parental responsibility for any child born to them
  2. Unmarried fathers did not automatically gain parental responsibility, even if they were registered as the child's father. Parental responsibility could have been acquired with a parental responsibility agreement or court order. This must be submitted with the passport application.
  3. If a child's parents are married, both parents have parental responsibility and either parent can sign section 8, so long as their name appears on the birth certificate.
  4. If a child's parents are divorced but were either married at the time of the child's birth or subsequently married following the child's birth, both parents have parental responsibility and either parent can sign section 8, so long as their name appears on the birth certificate. Unless this has been amended by a court order.

Please note: If you are applying for your child's first passport, the Isle of Man passport service must see evidence of parental responsibility if the father has signed the application form.

If a court has made an order regarding parental responsibility or ordering restrictions on the issuance of a passport, this must be submitted with the passport application.

If another adult is acting as a parent, we will need proof of this. If the child is in care or is living with foster parents, we may need permission from the local authority before we can issue a passport to the child.

Make changes to your passport

Change your name 

You need to submit:

Change your photograph

Applicants must complete a full renewal as outlined above if they wish to change their photo. 

Change of address

A passport holder’s address is not included on their passport and is only used for posting their new passport to them.

Our office does not need to be notified of a change of address unless you have a passport application in progress.

Replace lost, stolen or damaged passport

Replacing a damaged passport

You need to submit:

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 it will not be returned to you and it will be destroyed.

Apply for a British passport from overseas

All applications made from outside the United Kingdom, Isle of Man or Channel Islands must be made through the UK Government online passport service.

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