Get a certified copy of your passport

This service is for European Economic Area (EEA) applicants who have applied online for permanent residence or qualified person status and require a certified copy of a passport to be sent to UK Visas and Immigration.

We can only certify valid passports. If you don't have a passport, you'll need to submit your original identity card (we can't accept photocopies).

The service doesn't check your application for accuracy or guarantee its success.

Bring your documents to the Register Office

After you apply for a permanent residence document (Gov.UK), you must visit our Register Office within five working days:

Register Office,
Woolwich Town Hall,
Wellington Street,
Woolwich SE18 6PW

You don't need to book an appointment and can visit Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12pm and 2pm to 4.30pm.

All applicants over 15 years and six months old must attend in person, bringing the following documents in an envelope:

  • your original passports
  • a copy of your checklist and supporting documents
  • a printed copy of your application form.

We'll copy your passport, certify it and send it along with the other original documents to UK Visas and Immigration on your behalf.

How much it costs

The cost of this service, per applicant, depends on the weight of the application:

  • between 1g and 100g - £20
  • between 100g and 2kg - £25
  • over 2kg - £40.

After you've applied

The Home Office may contact you for further information.

If you have any queries, contact the UK Visa and Immigration Office (Gov.UK).