CHANGES TO BRITISH PASSPORT SERVICES IN CYPRUS

By Chris Elliott

We have received the following information from the British High Commission to share with our readers to advise that with effect from 15th April 2013 the Regional Passport Processing Centre in Madrid will no longer process passport applications from Cyprus and you will find more information below regarding new arrangements for processing of passports for people in Cyprus.

CHANGES TO BRITISH PASSPORT SERVICES IN CYPRUS

“We are making important changes to the way we deliver British passports. The UK government’s goal is to ensure that all British natioBritish passportnals living overseas receive a consistent, trusted, secure and efficient service whilst keeping the costs as low as possible. In order to do that, responsibility for issuing passports overseas passed from the Foreign Office and its posts overseas to the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) – an Agency of the Home Office, which already handles all passport applications from people living in the UK.

From 15 April 2013, British nationals in Cyprus will submit passport applications to IPS in the UK for processing.  To read the full letter from the British High Commission click here

Additional information:

All details regarding passport applications can be found at the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports

The British High Commission cannot give advice or answer queries regarding applications. IPS Newport Customer Team will handle correspondence/complaints via the following email address:

overseasNewportCCC@ips.gsi.gov.uk

or telephone IPS Passport Advice Line on +44 300 222 0000.”