If you hold a European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss passport and using GOV.UK want to:

We can send a 'certified copy' of your passport (and supporting documents) to the Home Office, on your behalf, meaning you can keep your passport while your application is processed.

This service does not include checking your application or any supporting documents, and we cannot provide advice about your application. Using this service does not guarantee success of your application. Get assistance with your application or help to understand the requirements of nationality and/or immigration from GOV.UK, or contact the Home Office on telephone: 0300 1232241 before visiting York Register Office.

Cost of the European passport return service

See Register Office fees for details of costs relating to the European passport return service.

The fee for the European passport return service is not refundable should your application fail to meet the criteria set out by the Home Office based on incorrect documentation or unmet requirements.

European passport return appointment

To make an appointment for the european passport return service telephone York Register Office.

Bring the following to your appointment:

  • passport
  • application form
  • document check list
  • supporting documents
  • two identical passport photographs

Once the certified copy of your passport (supporting documents) are submitted to the Home Office they may contact you for further information.

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