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First-time Adult Applicants

With a view to preventing identity theft and the circulation of falsified passports, there are additional safeguards for the passport application procedure for adult first time applicants.

Applicants in this category are required to submit the following additional evidence in support of their passport application:

  • A completed and suitably witnessed passport application form;
  • Four photographs, two of which must have the application form number written on the reverse and be signed by an approved witness;
  • The long form civil birth certificate of the applicant;
  • Civil marriage certificate, if a name has been changed folloring marriage;
  • An additional form of photo-identification; e.g. certified copy of a driver’s licence, work ID; student card; social club membership; passport from another country;
  • Documentary evidence to show use of your name, e.g. payslips; records of unemployment or disability payment; bank statement; college registration; and
  • Evidence of residency at your application address, e.g. utility bills; official correspondence from public or private sector.

All of the above should be original documents, not copies.

In addition, applicants may need to provide further information if requested and/or to attend for interview at the Consulate General.

It should be noted that it will not be possible to offer any form of expedited service where a passport has been lost or stolen.

Please note also that the Passport Office reserves the right to contact witnesses to verify details. If it is not possible to make contact with a witness, an application may be rejected.