The applicant must complete all procedures (not just the outstanding ones) and pay the application fee to replace an Emergency passport with a full validity document, where this is applied for separately (or subsequently).

The Emergency passport will not be accepted to confirm citizenship, identity or other personal details in this process.

An Emergency passport must be presented for physical cancellation (i.e. cutting off the machine readable zone from the bio-data page and the corresponding part of the front cover) before handing it back to a client who has requested the cancelled document be returned.

If the client fails to present the Emergency passport, a lost/stolen fee is payable regardless of whether the Emergency passport has expired or not , see ‘ Additional fees for passport replacement of lost/stolen ’.