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London 15:18, 15 Nov 2010
Last updated at 12:39 (UK time) 5 Nov 2010

How to apply from Turkey

You need to send your completed passport application and documents to our Regional Passport Processing Centre in Düsseldorf, Germany as we no longer issue passports in Turkey.  

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Where to send

Passport Section
British Consulate General
Yorckstrasse 19
40476 Düsseldorf
Germany

How to send

We recommend that you send us your application by secure means such as registered post or a courier.  If using a courier to submit your application you should not pay for a return service as this is covered by a separate fee charged by us - see below.  Please make sure that you do note/highlight on the outside envelope that it contains a passport application.

How much

The cost of a passport issued overseas is set by Parliament in sterling and is the same everywhere.  Fees in Düsseldorf are taken in Euros.

Passport fees in Düsseldorf, Germany are:  

Adult passport

  • 32-page passport - €151  
  • 48-page passport - €182
  • Return delivery - €22
Child Passport
  • Child passport (32 pages) - €96 
  • Return Delivery cost  €22

You will also need to pay for the cost of secure return of the new passport by courier from Düsseldorf.  Return shipment from Düsseldorf is handled by DHL Worldwide, this costs €22 for each application from Turkey.  

How to pay

You should pay by credit card using the credit card form. DO NOT send your actual credit card. A separate credit card authorisation slip should accompany each application. If the cardholder name is different to the applicant’s name, please attach a photocopy of the cardholder’s passport or other photo ID with signature.

The cards we accept are Visa and Mastercard credit cards.  We are unable to process Maestro cards, American Express, Diners Club or any Bankomatkarten.

YOU MUST NOT SEND CASH

Timing

If you are renewing your passport you should allow 4 weeks for us to return your new passport to you.  If it is your first British passport application then you should allow at least 6 weeks. If replacing a lost or stolen passport you should also allow at least 6 weeks. Please do not call to check on the progress of your application before this time. 

Delivery back to you

Return shipment is handled by DHL Worldwide and costs €22.  DHL guarantees delivery within 24/48 hours of despatch from the Consulate-General in Dusseldorf. This service represents the most secure means of ensuring that your passport reaches you.

One shipment fee of €22 covers the return of up to four passport applications (e.g. for a family).

Specific requirements from Turkey

  • Multilingual Birth, Death and Marriage certificates can be obtained from your local Registry Office (Nufus Dairesi).  These documents are called Formul A (birth), Formul B (marriage) and Formul C (death).  There is no need to have these documents translated as the translation already appears on the reverse of the certificate.
  • Once you have sent your passport to be renewed, you should carry your Residence Permit and/or other photo ID with you (e.g. driving licence), along with a photocopy of your old passport and evidence that you have requested a renewal (eg copy of your application form, proof of postage).

Translations:

All foreign legal documents submitted with a passport application (such as birth/death/marriage certificates, divorce papers, change of name documents, affidavits, etc) should be translated into English. You should use a registered translator (yeminli tercume). You cannot get a friend or relative to do this for you.

Need more information

If you need detailed information about what type of passport you need, what documents you need to supply for different types of application, please go to What passport do I need?

Urgent Travel:

The British posts in Turkey are able to issue an Emergency Travel Document.  You should contact them to discuss your case and emergency travel document requirements.  You will need to visit the Consulate nearest to you to process your application. Please note they will not be able to answer general passport questions or give information on passport applications in progress (as they are no longer involved in this process).  You should only contact them if you have a need to travel urgently and you will be asked to supply evidence of your need.

Contact Us:

If we can't answer your question on the website, please call the Passport Information Line on +44 208 082 4740 between 0900 Monday and 1800 Friday local time. Please be aware that you may be charged for this call so try the website first.

For customers with hearing difficulties, a Textphone service is available by contacting +44 1750 725368.

Please do not contact us before the expected delivery time as detailed above.  We will not be able to give further information and you may be charged for this call. 


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