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Ensuring safe and secure travel

Passports & immigration

Passports, visas, identity cards, immigration and asylum

We're the government department responsible for immigration and nationality. It's our job to regulate entry to, and settlement in, the UK.

This section explains how to obtain passports and visas, provides links to information sources about migrating to the UK, and the latest on ID cards.

Identity cards are here!

Find out if you are eligible to apply for an identity card (new window).

Explore this section: 

  • Passports

    How to go about applying for a UK passport.

  • Immigration and asylum

    Links to helpful information sources to learn more about coming to live in the UK.

  • Visas

    Find out whether you need a visa to come to the UK.

  • Identity cards

    Why do we need identity cards? Find out if you are eligible to apply for one.

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