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Identity and Passport Service

Identity and Passport Service Fersiwn Cymraeg

Everyone's unique. Let us keep it that way.

The Identity and Passport Service was established as an Executive Agency of the Home Office on 1 April 2006.  The Agency builds on the strong foundations of the UK Passport Service (UKPS) to provide passport services and in the future, as part of the National Identity Scheme, ID cards for British and Irish nationals resident in the UK.  Foreign nationals resident in the UK will also be included by linking the scheme to biometric immigration documents.

The development of the National Identity Scheme builds on the changes being made to passports to provide a secure and straightforward way to safeguard personal identities from misuse.

UK Passports

UK Passports We issue UK passports to British nationals living in the UK.  Our website is here to help you with your passport application.

Identity Cards

Identity Cards Our website explains more about ID cards and the National Identity Scheme.