Identity and Passport Service

Identity and Passport ServiceFersiwn Cymraeg

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Welcome to the official website for the Identity and Passport Service (IPS), an executive agency of the Home Office responsible for issuing UK passports and ID cards.

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 foreign nationals resident in the UK.

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.