We are accredited agents with the Identity and Passport Service (IPS). We obey a code of conduct and are authorized to make and collect passport applications on clients’ behalf.
In addition to the usual services for first child passports, passport renewal and replacement of lost/stolen or damaged passports provided by Benmar Passport Services, we also obtain second passports for clients who have travel demands that require two fully valid passports for visa issuance.
In peak seasons it may take several days to obtain an appointment slot at IPS. So we do ask you to give us as much warning as you can, although we understand that this is not always possible.
Essential documents for a passport application are:
Completed Form (which can be collected from any post office or our offices, photocopied or internet forms are not acceptable in the U.K.)
Two Photographs (the photographic requirements are very strict and we request that you follow the IPA instructions which can be downloaded here.
In most cases one of the photographs and section 10 of the form must be countersigned by a professional who has known the applicant personally for 2 or more years and holds a British or Irish passport.
In the case of second passport applications a photocopy of the information page of the current passport will suffice, if the physical passport is unavailable, we will also require a letter from your management, record company or agent to support the application (samples are available on request).
First time Adult applications cannot be handles by an agent. A postal application must be made followed by a personal interview with IPS.
If a passport has been lost or stolen you will also need to complete the LS01 form which you can download here , the passport will take a week to process and will be returned to a home address.
n.b. These forms must be printed in best quality, any smudging or poor print will be rejected by IPS.
Second passports are a privilege, not a right. It is available to most of our clients due to their excessive travelling. We will not make an application that we do not think qualifies, but will advise clients on a case by case basis.
Children And Babies
These applications can be very confusing, and it is impossible to list all possible scenarios in these pages. Please pay special attention to IPA instructions for Countersigning and photos. For personalized help please contact us.