The maximum validity period possible was therefore 10 years and 9 months.
There are exceptions to this that come from rules from when the British Empire had subjects in colonies around the world.
These exceptions make knowing who is currently a British citizen a little tricky.
Whether you are a UK citizen depends on a couple of factors as outlined below: Please note that British citizenship is generally not inheritable through a grandparent and is only available to the first generation born abroad.
There are some exceptions, however, so if you are uncertain if you are a UK citizen please contact us at 1-866-760-2623.
This office will be closed from - on the 07 August 2019 please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Applications with cheque payments can be posted in the passports letterbox by the main entrance any urgent passport enquires can be sent by email to [email protected] power to issue Isle of Man British passports is derived from the Royal Prerogative.
The powers of the Lieutenant Governor allow the issuance of an Isle of Man British Passport to: The powers of the Lieutenant Governor do not extend to the issue of passports to British nationals resident overseas where the Prerogative is exercised by the Home Secretary exclusively.
Since 2001, if you renewed your passport before it expired you were allowed to have the time left on your old passport (up to a maximum of 9 months) added to your new passport.
Please note that the UK allows dual citizenship, as does the United States, so you may legally hold both an American and a British passport.