European passport return service

The European passport return service is available for EEA and Swiss nationals applying for permanent residency in the UK. This service is only available when applying online using the EEA(QP) or EEA(PR) application forms.

As a participating Local Authority, we can photocopy EEA or Swiss passports and forward them to the Home Office. With the passports, we will send the checklist, application and supporting documents. Your passport will then be available for use while your application is being processed.

Fees: For this service, it is £10 per applicant plus postage, with a minimum fee of £20.

This is as a walk-in service, but email the Register Office and let us know which day you intend come.

What you need to bring

You must attend the appointment in person (if over the age of 15 years and 6 months) and bring:

  • the completed checklist and have your PNN reference; and
  • original passports and 2 passport photographs; and
  • the original supporting documents, as stated on the checklist; and
  • a copy of your application.

We will:

  • Copy and certify the passports of EEA or Swiss nationals so that you can use your passports as normal during the application process.
  • Securely deliver the certified copies, application, supporting documents and checklist list to the Home Office.
Using the European passport return service does not guarantee the success of the application and the Local Authority cannot provide any advice. This service will not ensure that the form has been completed correctly or that the correct supporting documents are submitted. Applications must be complete and ready to send at the time of appointment.

Note: We can only deal with applications for passport holders. We are unable to photocopy and certify ID cards.

Location details

Address

Spring Hall
Huddersfield Road
Halifax
HX3 0AQ

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 - 11:30
Wednesday: 9:00 - 11:30
Thursday: 9:00 - 11:30
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

These times are for the European passport return service.