Guidance: Treaty rights: caseworker guidance

Hm Passport Office

June 30
14:33 2023

Treaty rights


This guidance tells HM Passport Office staff how to deal with a passport application for a customer whose claim is through a European Economic Area national who exercised Treaty rights.

Published 7 February 2012
Last updated 30 June 2023 +show all updates
  1. This guidance has been updated to remove references to applications being on hold for customers born before 30 September 2004.

  2. Guidance updated throughout to include dates for exercising Treaty rights in Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man.

  3. Version 16.0 uploaded of guidance which includes a new section on Comprehensive sickness insurance: refunds and compensation requests and updates to About: Treaty rights passport applications section as HM Passport Office has suspended first time applications for people born in the UK to EEA parents between January 1983 and October 2000 whilst the Home Office assesses a recently identified legal issue.

  4. Updated guidance published.

  5. Updated guidance.

  6. Updated guidance throughout.

  7. First published.

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