When it comes to getting a passport for your child is does require additional documentation.
The costs of a child passport can be as follows:
A first child passport costs £46.00 for standard service & £87.00 for fast-track one-week postal service. The premium service one day service is not available for first time child passports as there is more paperwork to process so please leave yourself plenty of time when applying for your childs passport.
The Passport office needs to see documents that prove your child is of British nationality, such as a birth certificate or other form of identification document. Please note that they are not able to accept copies of photos of the said documents they must be originals*
If you are still not sure what you need to send, you can call the our advice line for further details.
When applying for a passport for a child many factors can confuse you on who's signature is required (as in some cases parent separation can make this a grey area) If you are the childrens parent or a guardian you are able to sign the forms.
If your are divorced or your parents are divorced:
• If you were married at the time of your childs birth, or as a rule in Scotland (when a mother becomes pregnant with the child)
• married at another time after the birth of the child
In most cases either the mother or the father can sign the application process, unless there is a court order that has been issued that puts the parental responsibility in dispute. We were also told by a recent caller that a child custody or maintenance order did not take away (as a parent) parental responsibilities to the child, and we were obliged to add this to the website as an informative statement.
Another interesting fact is that if the child's parents are not married by law, then only the mother is able to give permission.
We offer an information & application submission service, alternatively you can visit the ips service. Talk to one of our live
operators today and Apply for a Passport by phone, calls are charged at £1.53p per minute plus network extras.
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