British Passport Applications

British passport applications lodged in South Africa has ± 4-8 weeks turnaround time. The qualifying criteria for a British Passport vary from case to case. The Regional Passport Processing Centre in South Africa closed down permanently as of 28 October 2013. This change was done to increase the strength of the British passport process.

All British passports are now processed in the UK. Both the processing time and security of British passport applications are increased by this change.

The qualifying criteria are still the same as before, only the way of application has changed as of 28 October 2013. British citizenship can be passed down two generations but in order to do so, applicants have to meet quite a few requirements. Most South Africans qualify for UK ancestry working visas instead. The more recent your passport, the less the UK government are concerned with your qualifying criteria. We strive to simplify your application and to ensure you as our valued client the best in service delivery.

Supporting documents(certificates, etc.) are a common reason for delay in applications. The British government specifies “FULL CERTIFICATES“ as compulsory for any applications. Normal Abridged birth certificates (that only specify the applicants place and date of birth) are not acceptable. Unabridged birth certificates issued within 1 year of birth are acceptable, otherwise only a Vault copy birth certificate will be suitable.

Certificate issues should be addressed first.


We offer the following for all British passport transactions:

  • Nationwide service (South Africa) for all British applications – we collect & deliver anywhere in South Africa.
  • We assist “step by step” with completion of all British application forms.
  • We arrange for collection & delivery of all documents.
  • Passports are processed in the United Kingdom. Original documents and new passport will be couriered directly back to you.

Renewal of British Passport Application

Applicant had a British passport

First Time British Passport Application

Applicant never had a British passport before.