European passport return service
The European passport return service is provided for European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals applying online using the EEA (QP) or EEA (PR) application forms. You can also include any family members of any nationality who you have included in your online application.
As a participating local authority we can photocopy you and your family’s passports and forward a copy together with your document checklist, supporting documents and copy of your application form to the Home Office. Original national identity cards and other supporting documents must be included with the documentation sent to the Home Office. This allows you to keep your passport while your application is being processed.
This service is strictly by appointment only. To arrange an appointment phone 01698 453792. A non refundable £20 fee is payable for each person who applies.
You and any family members you have included in your online application (over the age of 15 years and 6 months) should attend the appointment in person within 10 working days of submitting your application form online.