UK Passport Issuing Authority

Which is the correct Issuing Authority for a British Passport?

A question on the UK passport application or renewal form is “Which is your passport issuing authority?” Options given include: : UKPA, UKPS, IPS or HMPO : Other Which one… Read the rest


UK Passports in Australia

UK Passports in Australia

Statement by Paul Madden, (British High Commissioner to Australia from 2011 until February 2015). Two main changes were introduced here on 13 January 2014. First, the application now has to be completed and paid for on-line.… Read the rest

UK Passports in Australia

Statement by Paul Madden, (British High Commissioner to Australia from 2011 until February 2015). Two main changes were introduced here on 13 January 2014. First, the application now has to be completed and paid for on-line.… Read the rest


Renew your British Passport Online

Renewing a UK Passport online

Update 23rd OCTOBER 2018 With thanks to: Janet Davis, who posted this: There is a new trial on-line system, which I just tried and it worked well. The steps are: 1. Take a photo and… Read the rest


Resident Return Visa

Resident Return Visa Information

A Resident Return Visa (RRV) is required for the period after you have gained your Permanent Residency (PR), and your initial entry visa (Normally 5 years) has expired, but before you get your Citizenship… The RRV… Read the rest

Resident Return Visa Information

A Resident Return Visa (RRV) is required for the period after you have gained your Permanent Residency (PR), and your initial entry visa (Normally 5 years) has expired, but before you get your Citizenship… The RRV… Read the rest


In Australia? British Passport Running out? Need to travel? No Time to Renew? Get it Extended instead.

If you’re living in Australia, you can apply to extend your British passport for 12 months.

This covers Adult and Child passports, without any extra fees. Source: https://www.gov.uk/get-an-emergency-passport-extension-or-child-travel-document You can enter the UK with an extended passport. Other countries and… Read the rest


Emergency British Passport

If you lose your passport, or it has expired, and you need to travel URGENTLY, there is an option. You can apply for an emergency travel document (an ‘emergency passport’) if you are a British national outside the UK and… Read the rest


British High Commission

British High Commission in Australia British High Commission CanberraCommonwealth AvenueYarralumlaACT 2600 Phone: 02 6270 6666 for General enquiries, NOT for passport or visa enquiries.Fax: 02 6273 3236 Website: Click here for link Office hours:Monday-Friday: 08:45 to 12:30 and 13:30-17:00 (Local… Read the rest