How do I apply for my first passport?

How do I apply for my first passport?

First-Time Passports

  1. Step 1: Gather Documents Early.
  2. Step 2: Prepare Your Application Package.
  3. Step 3: Schedule an Appointment.
  4. Step 3: Find a Post Office with Passport Services.
  5. Step 4: Pay Passport Acceptance & Processing Fees.
  6. Step 4: Pay Passport Acceptance & Processing Fees.

Can I apply for my first passport online?

Apply Online This is the fastest and cheapest way to get your first Irish passport or renew your passport. Once you have your photo, it only takes about ten minutes! You cannot apply online if you have already submitted a paper application.

How much are passport photos at the post office?

Digital Check and Send includes the cost of the photo. It costs £16.00 on top of the passport application fee. Paper Check and Send does not include the cost of the photo. It costs £16.00 on top of the passport application fee and the cost of your photos.

How much is a first passport?

If you’re in the UK, you can either: apply online – it costs £75.50. apply with a paper form – it costs £85.

How long does it take for a first time passport?

between 4-8 weeks

Do you have to have a interview for your first passport?

If you are applying for a passport for the first time and you are 16 years old or over, you will need to arrange an interview. You will not be interviewed if you are renewing or replacing an existing passport, if you had a passport as a child, or if you are under 16.

Can I get a passport at the moment?

You can pick up passport application forms from your local Post Office and apply by post, or use the Post Office Check and Send service. It takes longer to apply by post than online.

What is a digital photo for a passport?

Digital UK passport photo size The digital photo should be of good quality and sharp. The UK passport photo size should be at least 600 pixels wide and 750 pixels high, but the recommended dimensions for the UK Passport application are 900 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high.

How important is the signature on a passport?

The passport must contain a signature to be valid for travel, customers should sign their passport as soon as they receive it. Customers will need to sign above the pre-printed line above the page which shows their personal details such as their name and date of birth.

Can a post office worker sign a passport?

Post Office official. president or secretary of a recognised organisation. Salvation Army officer. social worker.

Can a paramedic sign a passport?

Paramedics can sign for passports. I am a paramedic and have done it plenty of times. Bizarrely paramedics can’t sign for premium bonds etc, but you can send your child’s passport (which was verified by a paramedic) as proof of ID for premium bonds!

Can teaching assistants sign passports?

No, they have to be a member of a profession.

Do you need a countersignature for passport renewal?

Do you need a countersignature? The majority of people will be fine to submit their passport photos without a countersignature in the case of a renewal. However, there are occasions when you may need to enlist a person to authorise your identity.

How do I certify a passport photo?

Once the person has agreed to countersign your passport photo, it’s simple. All they have to do is write on the back of the photo the following: “I certify that this is a true likeness of [the applicant’s title and full name].” With that done all they need to do is provide their signature and the date, and it’s done.

What should you wear for a passport photo?

Clothing DOs and DON’Ts

  • DON’T wear glasses!
  • DON’T wear anything on your head – no hats, headbands, or scarves.
  • DON’T wear a uniform of any sort.
  • DO opt for business attire or a collared shirt for your passport photos.
  • DO wear a shirt or dress with a high enough neckline that it will show in the final picture.

What do you write on passport photos?

A guarantor (in other situations) has to sign section 11 of your application form and endorse the back of a passport photo by writing ‘This is a true photo of (your full name)’ and signing in black pen.

Can the post office certify documents?

The Post Office document certification service is for customers who need to have photocopies of identity documents certified as being a true likeness of the original. We will check up to three original documents against the photocopies and certify each photocopy as a true likeness of the original document.