Brexit has left international unrest and resulting confusion! What does this mean for passport holders?After the infamous British vote to leave the European Union in recent months, many are left with unanswered questions and lingering frustration about how these changes will affect travel plans and in a greater sense, one’s mobility.
Fear not, worried and weary travelers! Changes to passport and travel opportunities will not take hold for an expected two year transition period. w
When these changes are enacted, and for some, travel abilities are strained, many are wondering what will happen when they need new passports for their children.
Here are some quick and easy guidelines for the best approach to obtaining a child’s passport!
If your child is due to turn 16 years of age in a short while, you’ll need to apply for an adult
passport (the age restriction is carefully observed, so beware!). Otherwise, individuals will have
to apply for a standard, ten year adult passport.
Be aware that legally, parental responsibility is required in order for a caretaker/guardian to apply on their behalf. To be more specific, however, if you adopted your child overseas, before June 1st 2003, your child doesn’t automatically qualify for a British passport (this is true even if one of the subject’s parents is a British citizen).Children must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a British passport:
- The child must be a British citizen
- The child must be a British overseas citizen
- The child must be an overseas territories citizen
If this is the child’s first passport, then the process is as simple as applying for the passport online! If you need to renew or replace an old passport, you can complete this simple process in the exact same way, but sure to indicate the correct type of passport and desired country/territory (duh).
There are options out there to help speed things up, so it doesn’t have to be such a nightmare.
Gov.uk usually recommend a three-wait for getting a new passport, but they have some great options ranging in price and speed.
Finally, be sure to message us at ePassportPhoto to get quick guidance from our representatives!