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UK Passport Applications and Registration as a British Citizen: get your passport from Canada

  • Determine if you have to Register as a British Citizen:
    • You don’t have to register if
      • You have a UK passport already
      • You were born in the UK
      • Your father was born in the UK and your parents married or you were born from 2006 on
      • Your mother was born in the UK and you were born since 1982
    • Otherwise you must Register as a British Citizen
  • Complete your passport application online
  • Sign the unique declaration and submit it
  • Submit any additional documents if required
  • Receive your passport in the mail
How much will it cost me to renew my British passport from Canada?

The cost for a standard adult 32 page passport is $205 plus $12 postage. The fee must be paid in US dollars to the British Embassy Government Account.

I am a British citizen permanently resident in Canada. My passport is due to expire next year. When should I renew it?

You can renew your British passport up to 9 months before it actually expires. The time remaining will be credited to your new passport. You can apply for a new British passport through the Regional Passport Processing Centre in Washington, DC.

How long will it take to get a first time British passport for my son?

The process takes around 4 to 6 weeks. You must first fill out a passport application from the British Embassy website and submit this to the UK passport office in Washington DC, USA. You must include all relevant documentation to support your application.


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