First Time British Passport Application

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A First Time British Passport Application is where the applicant never had a British passport before.

There are many ways and qualifying criteria to qualify for a British passport for South African born applicants. Visa options can be investigated in the event of not meeting the qualifying criteria.

Applications cannot be submitted in person anymore. Her Majesty’s Passport Office changed the procedure of application and application forms as of 28 October 2013. From now on applications must be sent directly to the UK, the Pretoria Passport Centre closed down for any applications from South Africa.

We send you all the forms to be completed as well as guidelines. We assist “step by step” via email and telephone with completion of the passport application forms.

We arrange for collection of all documents by our registered reputable couriers – anywhere in South Africa.

All original documents & new passport will be delivered to your door – anywhere in South Africa.

Types of First Time British Passport Applications:

Applicants born in South Africa before 1 Jan 1983 to an UK born Father

Applicants born before 1 January 1983 to an UK born Father (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England). The Father had to be married to the applicant’s mother at the time of birth.

Proof of the following will be needed:

  • Vault birth certificate of applicant
  • FULL UK long version birth certificate of applicant’s Father
  • Full unabridged marriage certificate of applicant’s parents.
  • Certified copy of applicant’s SA passport & ID

Applicants born in South Africa before 1 Jan 1983 to an UK born Mother

Applicants born before 1 January 1983 to an UK born Mother (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England). Applicant’s birth needs to be registered with the UKBA*, if not already registered, before application for a British passport. A certificate of nationalisation from the British government will be issued before applicant can apply for a British passport.

Proof of the following will be needed:

  • Vault birth certificate of applicant
  • FULL UK long version birth certificate of applicant’s Mother
  • Proof of birth registration with the UKBA*- we can assist with this registration.
  • Certified copy of applicant’s SA passport & ID

BRITISH BIRTH REGISTRATION with the UKBA*

Before you are able to apply for a first time British passport, your birth must be registered, if you were born to a British born mother before 1 January 1983. We assist with the completion of the forms. We arrange with our registered reputable courier to collect from you. Our consultants check all documents to ensure they have all been completed correctly before we submit to the UKBA*. Registration takes between 4-6 months and only then we can do your passport application. If you are successful in your application you will need to attend a citizenship ceremony to be presented with your certificate. Ceremonies will normally be held by a local British authority near to where you live. Your passport application can be submitted only after receiving of your certificate.

Applicants born in South Africa after 1 Jan 1983 to an UK born Father

Applicants born after 1 January 1983 to an UK (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England) born Father.

Proof of the following will be needed:

  • Vault birth certificate of applicant
  • FULL UK long version birth certificate of applicant’s Father
  • Full unabridged marriage certificate of applicant’s parents
  • Certified copy of applicant’s SA passport & ID

Please contact us regarding qualifying criteria & costs via email at info@qforu.org or
call us on +2771 422 0584 or even easier, send an online query on the right.